I am planning on buying a Lyon & Healy Chicago Concert Grand with the extended soundboard and was wondering if anyone has heard/played one? Just wondering if it sounds as good as more expensive pedal harps..
I played an extended board Chicago a few months back. Thought it was a great sounding harp; even throughout, responsive, good tone for being new. That being said, It’s always best to try a harp out before buying though, as all harps have their own “personality.”
One reason for more expensive concert grands is the amount of man hours expended on carving and/or gilding, so cost doesn’t necessarily reflect the quality of sound.