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Just got me a style 17! How about you?

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  • #111820
    unknown-user
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    Hey Gang,

    Just got back from Melbourne this weekend, and picked up a second hand 17 that Lyon and Healy sent me. Did anyone else know that they sell second hand and restored harps? I had no idea till some kind soul on the column told me and I

    #111821
    brook-boddie
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    Congratulations, Rosemary!!

    #111822

    I have been thinking about you and that 17 for 3 days, Rosemary…..waiting for the word that you got it — and hoping that you love it. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

    #111823
    unknown-user
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    Yes, indeedy, curly wurly gurly now, so much so that frilly frocks are just crying out for me to wear them…This harp is way too glamorous for me…I’m a plain Jane, so I’m gonna have to get me some red lippy very quickly.

    Actually, Briggs, that Athena of yours in walnut is darn glamorous….hope they enjoy the Pirastro. I have Savarez on the top octave of my 100 CG and it really likes that, it gives a little more tension and a brighter sound than nylon. I tried them on my old Salvi once and that harp didn’t like Savarez at all, as it was already a highish tension, but the 100 likes them. This 17 has a really lovely upper register, from 3rd F it is just lovely and the top octave is surprisingly nice with long strings and loads of hand room. It’s a little contained through 4th to 5th octave, but then is needs to be played in, and as that register seems to change the most on harps with time, I’m glad about this, as my pet peeve is muddy harps…harps that sound boomy and played in from the outset and turn to slush and mud in 5 years time with no clarity or

    #111824
    andy-b
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    Congratulations, Ro! I’ve been sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to hear that you’re back with your new harp and all about it! I’m so glad you like it!

    #111825
    unknown-user
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    Yes! Definitely some sound clippies curly wurly gurly!

    #111826
    unknown-user
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    Ro, Congratulations!!!!! I’m so glad that everything went smoothly with the shipment and that you have it safely at home! What finish did you get? Do you like playing it? What kind of voice does it have? I am truely happy for you! I wish you many, many happy years of playing together. I request pictures and sound clips too! I want to hear more about your harp, tell us more. Joy!!!

    #111827
    Leigh Griffith
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    Congratulations!

    My, so many people with new harps! I’m glad your new 17 didn’t decide
    to learn to ‘fly’ after all! Now that it is home safe nad sound, I am
    sure you are getting to know each other very well.

    Enjoy!

    Leigh

    #111828
    Jerusha Amado
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    Ro,

    Terrific that it arrived safely!

    #111829
    unknown-user
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    Hi Cei Cei,

    Thanks for your words, that is so kind of you all! I feel odd bragging about my harp alone, where are all the other 17 lovers??? (probably too busy doing gigs!)

    You are all kind souls to show such interest in me and my harps!

    In answer to Cei Cei, its a lovely little harp in natural with a sweet voice. It still needs playing in, as it was only “mildly” used, so it a little contained. But it has started to warm up and it has a round rich sound that I think will develop extremely well. It does not have any harshness or brittleness, and although it is bright – not too much.

    I love playing it, it is so well balanced and such a good size for me. This winter my injury has been playing up quite a bit, and although I can play the 100 there are times when I have had to pull back and stop practising…this 17 I can go like energizer bunny for hours with no ill effects at all. So,

    #111830
    vince-pierce
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    I guess I don’t have to send you ours, after all! I love the 17, and the one we have at school has a huge sound and a very full, rich tone.

    #111831
    unknown-user
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    Yes, I did not realise it either – that L&H sold second hand and restored – until a columnite wrote to me and mentioned it in passing. So! I suppose I have the harp column to thank for this 17! They are going to have

    #111832
    unknown-user
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    Ro, Are you still on cloud nine?

    #111833
    unknown-user
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    Nope, this cloud goes to 11!

    #111834
    holly-brennan
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    Ahhh…I feel your excitement. I just got a style 100 semi-grand….I am so excited. I played at school, and have not had access to a harp all summer.

    Excitement does not even begin to cover how I feel!

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