Just a word of encouragement . . . I have had my Thormahlen Swan (36 strings) for a little over 8 years now and thanks to Barbara Brundage and her talent in giving us classical music for the lever harp I never felt slighted in the lease as far as being able to play classical music or any other for that matter on my lever harp.
I recently started playing the harp and was lucky enough to buy two gently used harps which I am really happy with. I have a Dusty FH26 and Prelude 38. Although I’m really all set with harps my eyes keep looking for that next addition to the family. I almost think it’s normal. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve had really good luck with used harps so far. Maybe as you try harps along the way you will find a gently used version of the one you like and make a deal.