Hello everybody, I hope you may be able to help me,
I know nothing of harps!! What I do know is that my girlfriend has wanted one for a very VERY long time… so… Some friends and I have secretly been saving our pennies to try and get her one for her birthday next month… and now I am lost amongst tensions, wood types and leavers!!
Pennies has meant pennies, so I don’t have a particularly large budget… between £400 and £600 max. So a lap harp is going to be the order of the day I think.
She is already an accomplished musician (piano, guitar, recorder), and I have great confidence that she will develop quite quickly, so don’t want her to feel “stuck” with a limited instrument. Equally I don’t want to get a harp with all the bells and whistles but that will fall apart due to shoddy workmanship.
I could write a list of questions about levers, tensions, number of strings, wood types, manufacturers etc but I don’t really know where to start
So I would just love to hear your opinions really, if you had a few hundred pounds, what would you do?
Thank You so much,