I’m a lever harpist who is planning to buy a Chicago Petite 40 natural. Would you think this harp would be good for me long term? I plan to be a harp soloist who plays at weddings and funerals (but not in an orchestra which requires the bigger pedal harps). So, for anyone who has heard this harp before, what do you think of the sound?
Second of all, my harp instructor’s concern about this harp is that the pedals on this petite harp are squished together and harder to manuever. Have any of you encountered this problem? My last question is, what do you think of buying a new version of this harp? My instructor doesn’t recommend that I buy a newly made one due to the sound quality, however, it appears Lyon & Healy only has new Chicago Petite 40 naturals available.
I’d like any of your opinions
Thank you for your time,