I am currently looking to buy a full-sized harp, and cannot decided between the Salvi Egan or the Salvi Ana, both are currently available in new condition, and priced aproximately the same (the Ana would be 400$ CAD more than the Egan). It is my intention to move on to a pedal harp in the next 3 to 4 years, if all goes well (it’s hard though, to predict the future…!)
I love the classical repertoire, I’ve played the piano for 20 years, but also have a love for celtic/folk music and sound.
I like that the Ana has the cords’ spacing and tension of a pedal harp. I believe the transition to the pedal harp would be easier with an Ana as a harp (compared to the Egan). In a couple of years, when ready to move on to the pedal harp, I could also trade it in with a 10-20% depreciation (per store’s buy-back program).
Since I would buy the Egan at a different store, I wouldn’t have that buy-back program available, and would have to buy my pedal harp full price (that is, if I decide to buy it new) in a couple of years (if I ever move on to a pedal harp). The Egan though, would allow me to later have both a celtic harp and a pedal harp (with their respective repertoire and sound). Also, the Egan has been discontinued since 2017, and it seems very hard to find/will definitely get harder to find as well. So being able to buy a new Egan does looks like a rare occasion/rare find, in my humble opinion.
I love both the Egan and Ana’s sound. Some days I prefer the sound of the Ana, some days I prefer the sound of the Egan. They both seem like good harps, and I’m sure I’ll be happy with either of them, but unfortunately I’m the eternal undecided one. Help!!!
I’m also wondering how hard it is to go from a celtic harp like the egan, to a pedal harp (with different cord spacing and tension)? Part of my liking of the Ana is because it seems to ease that transition. Is it hard to play celtic/folklore pieces on the ana? is the ana more suited to the classical repertoire? Thank you so much in advance 🙂
It’s a happy problem, but a problem none the less haha.