I’m currently living between France and the US (most of my academic year in Paris and most of my summers/vacations in the States) and I’m looking to purchase a harp that is (reasonably) lightweight and easy to travel with. I have a Lyon and Healy Prelude at home, but I’ve played on everything from those to LH Ogdens to Salvi concert grands. Ideally I’d have something with upwards of 30 strings, particularly because I LOVE the lower registers. I’m also intrigued by the idea of an electric harp, since I’m writing music more and more and am likely going to be playing in bands in the coming years. The big thing I’m looking for, however, is portability. I sometimes busk in Paris, so this would need to be something that can survive public transportation and that isn’t too heavy to lug around.
Suggestions? I’ve been looking into the Camac DHC 36 Blue Light, the Lyon and Healy Silhouette, and the Harpsicle Grand and have no clue if any sound better than the others or have significant advantages/disadvantages. Or if maybe there’s another brand I’m completely overlooking?
Thanks so much in advance!