Recently we got an appraisal on our old piano, it is a decent student piano about 50 years old. They told us it is worth around 1300$. Then came the question why is a harp so expensive in comparison to other instruments. 1300$ is not even enough for a decent Celtic student harp with 34 strings. not to mention the cost of a pedal harp.
When I had to answer this question to a client the other day, I said I am not sure but I think that the structure of the harp is unique and hard to make plus the harp industry is much less industrialized then Pianos, Guitars and others because there isn’t as much demand for it.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this