I would love some much needed advice please.
I live in New Zealand and there are few harpers and very little choice in harps.
I have been researching as much as i can and watched many many youtube clips. After much deliberation am now deciding between the Aziliz or the Melusine Concert. Have any of you played both, or if not one or the other and if so why you like it or not please.
There is no dealer in New Zealand , i cannot see or try before purchase so your opinions will help in my decision.
I realise they are quite different from each other. There are certain things i want they both have but as for the size Im 167 cm tall. Will the Aziliz be tall enough for me to play in a good position sitting on a lowish stool. I worried it would be too low at 116 cm but from videos Ive seen it looks to be fine. I Would love a Fisher harp but the waiting list is closed so cant acquire one of those. Is the Aziliz somewhat similar. Can anyone compare the tone and tension?
And the Melusine, a bigger harp, nylon strings, more strings, is the tone very different? Richer and fuller? “Better”? I believe it has firmer string tension? Does it have more resonance and sustain?
If you have seen both “in the flesh” so to speak, is the workmanship and materials etc anything to compare between the two. The appearance/beauty/quality of the harp is important to me along with the voice. Is there a colour way that really shines, it is a daunting decision without seeing them in person!
This will be my first and only harp, I am only hiring one at present, a budget 29 string model made here in NZ and after a few months am already very frustrated with it.
Thanking you in advance for your time for any and all replies