This is my first post here as I am about to buy a harp and start learning. I am actually an oboist and have wanted to play harp for years.
I am stuck making a decision and have done a lot of research into which is the best harp I can afford. I am a guy so I want something with large string spacing of the concert grand size.
My two options that I can afford are the Lyon and Healy Chicago Conert Grand or the Aoyama Amphion. I can’t try either as I live in Australia and they will have to be specifically ordered.
My problem is that while L&H have a much better reputation, their Chicago series most definitely doesn’t from what I’ve read and been told by harpists I know! Whereas Aoyama are slightly less regarded but still very good and their Amphion is quite an established model.
I definitely want Concert Grand size spacing so am avoiding L&H 85s and can’t quite afford a Salvi Daphne. Any suggestions? Amphion or Chicago CG???
Thanks for your advice everybody 🙂