I have $2000, and I want to buy a lap harp. I’m 20, and my dream is to spend a summer busking in Ireland, and I need something I can take on the plane with me.
I’m very picky when it comes to tone. There are 2 Lyon & Healy’s at my school that have a tone I’m not fond of. But I love our 23 and my teacher’s 11, and I own a Salvi Ariana.
My question is, Can anyone point me to a lap harp that has a great tone? When I was young, I played a Celtic harp with a plywood soundboard. It fell apart ten years later, but it had an unexplicably amazing sound!!
I know of a Lewis Creek Nightingale in Cheyenne, Wyoming which is in excellent condition and for sale today. (Owner is in her 70s and downsizing the number of harps she owns.) Contact me privately off-list if you are interested.
I think my Triplett Christina has a fabulous sound across its range, but neither of these harps would fit in an overhead bin on a plane.