Uuuurgh, I get this EVERYWHERE! From formal concerts to weddings. It’s second only to the “wish you played the flute?” question. At weddings I tend to be using my stunt harp (cheaper, UK made so easier to fix if it gets damaged and I’m happy for it to go outside) rather than my main harp – LH 23. I have lots of harps for different things and also rent some out so I usually say “well this is my cheap one – I’ve got quite a few. Let’s just say that all my harps added together are worth more than my mortgage.” I say it very matter of fact. They usually look horrified and back away. I obviously don’t mention that I bought my house a reaaaaallly long time ago and it’s really small…..like my mortgage! 😂😉
That said, I’m quite tempted to just pop this image behind my music and whip it out where necessary!