The artist bench is really so flimsy, isn’t it? I sit on one at the university where I take my lessons and it’s constantly requiring tightening of the nuts and wobbling all over the place, and it’s only 3 years old. Way overpriced for what they are selling.
I can’t really recommend a “bench” per se as I don’t sit on a bench…..except a very expensive adjustable piano bench at our piano, but that thing weighs a ton. Therein lies the problem, I believe. The lighter-weight benches are so often not high quality, and the well-made, more expensive benches weigh so much. I love the Concert chair at the harp, but it’s something like $600. That isn’t going to happen here. I ended up getting two Adjustrite chairs from Sylvia Woods Harp Center. The price was right….they are adjustable and easy to transport, and I have one at both of my harps. It works wonderfully well and is a nice, black, smallish professional looking item. I need the back on there as when I am doing long practice sessions, it’s nice to lean back when I can (when I’m not playing of course) to rest a bit.