Would like to hear from owners of the
Sorry, I don’t own one (yet) either…..However, a friend of mine has the new carbon fiber Heartland Delight in a beautiful green color, and I was able to play it, lift it and listen to its fantastic tone while seated at the back of a very large room. All I can say is, it’s a great harp! And yes, it could fall over in a not too strong wind, but it wouldn’t take much to secure it either.
I know what you mean–it’s an awkward size, too large for a lap harp and too small for a floor harp. Unlike the Delight, which is fashioned after the larger 38-string wooden harp, this harp was not fashioned after the 36-string wooden harp, the Sylvan. Apparently it’s supposed to cover some of the territory of the vanished lap harp.
My teacher from the UK has played a carbon fiber floor harp (though not Heartland) and she says it was great from a weight and transport standpoint.
However, when she was playing anything fast or loud, due to the lack of weight it almost tipped over so it annoyed her. Can’t win em all I guess.
I had the opportunity to play both at a conference. I found that the larger had better overall tone, but the size of the 36 string made it very appealing. In regards to the drop down leg…I found it too unstable, as the light harp would wobble some while being played, I play floor harp and have never used a strap however the strap was very comfortable.
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