I am looking for lever harp, I play lever harp for 3 years, then stopped last two years. I learned all the technique of lever harp, I get bored of it.
I decide to play harp again, because I want to become a harp composer, I do consider R-harp, Sandpiper harp, Webster and Camac harp. Only played Camac lever harp, but havn’t tried other harps.
I am looking for sound has good resonant, clean, warm, no muddy, will sing, good base, long sustain.
I do not trust recording, R-harp, Sandpiper and Webster harp do not support buyers, feel disappointed, nowhere to try locally, do not want to fly to their studios, do not want to take risk for online order.
So I went to Salvi and Camac showroom near my city. I do not like Salvi lever harp, when I tried Salvi pedal harp, I am impressed, I like Salvi Arion SG Gold harp, like the sound quality and maximum budget I can go(under $ 20k).
Played Camac last week, I like their lever harp, Mademoiselle is my choice, but do not like the base sound, too thin, well, it is not pedal harp….
Not impressive of Camac pedal harp sound, ‘no depth’, Athena too sweet, feminine for me, I am a guy. I do like Atlantide and Big Blue, but my pocket is not that deep.
This weekend I am going to try L&H, do not like straight sound board, may I ask, L&H Chicago is same level as Salvi Daphne and Camac Clio? If so, I won’t consider.
What is your comment of Style 85E, and 85CG? are they same level as Salvi Arion? If yes, I will consider.
How about style 100, is it same quality as Salvi Arion?
I may not consider style 100 because of my budget, unless the sound totally conquer me.
Have you played all of these harps? like to hear your review.