which would you choose?

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    deb-l on #157109

    the Livia rental is up soon.

    deb-l on #157110

    I’m going to give the Korrigan a shot.

    shelby-m on #157111

    If you can afford it, I say keep more than one! 😛 Best of luck to you…. ah, these little beasties are so addicting, aren’t they?

    tony-morosco on #157112

    It’s really a personal thing. You have to listen and decide for yourself what works best for you.

    That said, if it were me and my ears that needed to be pleased in this situation I would go with the Korrigan.

    deb-l on #157113

    yes very addicting.

    shelby-m on #157114

    I am not planning to stop at one!

    deb-l on #157115

    It would be nice if every harpist could have a pedal harp, a lever harp, and a travel harp.

    diana-lincoln on #157116

    I’m so glad you are going to give Korrigan a try. I was inches from buying one myself but the lightly used Ogden was such a tempting deal…I couldn’t say no to the deal. I’m really enjoying playing different types of music on my gut harps. I’m finding I only use my Dusty FH26 when I have to go someplace involving stairs…I also enjoy FairyHarper especially when she plays her Ana. I think you might be unhappy with aziliz unless you really need the portability. If you ever go back to nylon do not overlook camac concert de melusine(spelling?) It is a most beautiful harp with a great sound and very well constructed.
    Best to you!!!
    Diana L.

    deb-l on #157117

    thanks Diana, I’m glad you approve, I think we share very similar tastes.

    shelby-m on #157118

    I have not set my heart on a specific lap harp yet – I don’t know of any actual “lap harps” other than the Harpsicle brand, the Limerick, and Christina therapy harp by Triplett.

    diana-lincoln on #157119

    There is something magical about every Salvi harp I’ve ever heard. Right now I’m waist deep in L&H but if bargain hunting was not in play I would be all over Salvi even with the levers they use. The other harp in my sights would be a Thormahlen Swan made just for me. If a Daphne is within reach I say scratch that itch!!! You just never know until you have a chance to live with it. I can’t wait to hear what you decide. Whatever you choose, keep enjoying the process!

    Best! Diana L.

    elena-bittasi on #157120

    Hi, Deb! If you like playing irish music and Carolan, and you like Camac harps, I warmly suggest to try the new Janet: wonderful for this kind of music!!

    Amber M on #157121

    Have you considered looking at Caswells? He has some awesome smaller harps appropriate for travel. I have a Caswell Butterfly (which sees just as much playtime as my Dusty Ravenna, 36S, Salvi Ana and sharpsicle).

    deb-l on #157122

    Amber, I just found a video of the Caswell Butterfly, what a gorgeous looking and sounding harp!

    shelby-m on #157123

    Has anyone here tried a Caswell SweetHarp?

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