I’m getting my first harp and can get a refurbished 2005 Lyon and Healy shamrock with new strings and regulated levers for $1995. Is this a good deal or should I be looking at a new model like the dusty strings or Triplett 34 string models in the same price range
Like some of the others here, I have heard negative things about the Shamrock. Basically that L & H had set out to make an actual folk harp (which the Troubadour isn’t) and not quite succeeded. But I’ve never actually heard one. Most of the Dustys and Tripletts you would be considering AREN’T in the same price range, alas! unless you go for something like the Ravenna 34.
What kind of music do you think you’ll be playing down the road? Folk? That will play a role in your choice.