I’ve been reading the forums for a while, but this is my first post.
I’ve ordered a Lyon & Healy Prelude 40… three month wait, due to be “drop shipped” from L&H in mid-April (so close, yet so far). They are supposed to call me to set up a delivery date.
Would anyone familiar with L&H’s delivery methods advise me on what to look for? Do they unpack it? Am I supposed to look for damage before I sign? (I would assume so, although I don’t know how long I could hold the delivery folk up.) If I need to look for damage what should I keep an eye out for? I’ll assume obvious cracks and parts that have separated. Anything else?
All advice would be appreciated! I’m so excited! I’m aiming for a pedal harp at some point, but the Prelude was too good a deal to pass up.
(And, yes, I am one of the “Beginning in the Middle” types who has wanted a harp since I was a child (we’re talking a 30 year wait, so three months at this point is pretty minor).
As a side note: I am in Michigan, so the harp isn’t traveling too far. I have ordered through Elderly Instruments (Lansing), a place I’ve bought several instruments(mostly guitars) from through the years. I’ve opted for the drop ship since:
1) My vehicle probably wouldn’t hold it
2) I’ve got 2 small kids, making the drive to Lansing for an inspection just not a happy thought