OK, so about two weeks ago I purchased a beautiful used older 38 string Tripplet harp. I thought I was thorough before I got it to check for cracks on the soundboard, but today I noticed that there’s a HUGE horizontal crack below my G3.
Is this the death of the harp?!
I can’t hear any buzzing or anything that might suggest that the soundboard is compromised.
Should I go get it evaluated for a repair? Or is this just a normal thing that happens to older harps.
I included photos of the crack. Yes, you can see light through it. 🙁
Thanks for the advice.