I have no space in my new apartment, so large levered harps are out of the question. Right now I’ve narrowed down my options to either buying a Sharpsicle (or possibly a Fullsicle…I’m emailing back and forth with someone about one) or renting a Ravenna 26. The Sharpsicle would be about $500 to buy, not counting accessories and the Ravenna would be a rent-to-buy program for $50 a month. I’ve had some experience with a teacher on an Ogden, but I’m having trouble finding someone in Boston who is willing to teach on a smaller harp, so I might be going it alone until I move into a bigger place with space for a larger model.
(If it makes a difference, I’m pretty eclectic with my musical taste, I’d love to play Celtic, Classical, Jazz or current pop/rock)