I think this is the right forum to ask this. I’m curious about the rebuilding work.
I’ve read on Harp spectrum that a new harp lasts about 40 years before it needs some major repairs/rebuilding and a rebuilt harp lasts about 10-15 years. According the the site, rebuilding is about $8,000 or even more.
But if the rebuilding is done correctly and the harp is being well-cared for, shouldn’t it last longer than just 15? I mean if it did not, then a cheaper pedal harp (say it’s $15,000 or less) wouldn’t be worth rebuilding, right? A new one is like $15,000 and lasts around 40 years. A rebuilding costs around $8,000 or more and lasts around 15 years.
I’ve heard that some harps are still in good condition even though they were built in 1800’s and I’ve seen some beautiful antique harps. Do those need the be rebuilt every 15 years, too? Or are they just built well and need less repair/rebuilding?
Anyone has experience with an aging harp or a rebuilt harp?