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    woodsong farm on · in reply to: Purchasing at Somerset #218092

    Wow! They just updated this as sold! 🙁 Welllll….. I’m just going to have to watch and think and wait then. Thank you for helping Brooke. I’ll let you know what happens. Disappointed, but still hopeful!

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    woodsong farm on · in reply to: Purchasing at Somerset #218086

    Oh my goodness! Brooke, I have been eyeing your harp often for some weeks. Interesting that I’m in touch with the previous owner! I love that harp… and fall! I tend to agree (based on whatever I can dig up on youtube) that the sound is far superior. This does make playing much more enjoyable, doesn’t it. The newer year is helpful with the new innovations. Love the Camac levers. Is there a secret to getting an inexpensive bag to travel with? I’m making a trip to see soon as I just need to have my hands on these. Did you do any other modifications on your harp when you ordered? I’m assuming that you would consider the price difference between these two VG’s money well spent. Really appreciate you chiming in here.

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    woodsong farm on · in reply to: Purchasing at Somerset #218072

    Thank you so much Biagio! That gives me confidence in making the decision. So thankful you took the time to help me! I’ve learned a lot from your posts.
    Blessings!

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    woodsong farm on · in reply to: Purchasing at Somerset #218054

    Thank you very much Biagio! Good info to work from. Now, decision making time. Would you have a preference between the two options considering that not all the modifications can be done to the VG? I’m trying to get a good comparison of sounds, which is difficult. Seems like the Ravenna will be brighter, while the VG will be fuller and possibly louder. Any comments here? Appreciate your response and help!

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    woodsong farm on · in reply to: Purchasing at Somerset #218045

    Hi Biagio and momcat,
    I apologize as I know that this is an old thread. I am considering purchasing a used 2011 Music Maker’s Voyageur that I have found. Appears to be properly cared for without warping, cracking, etc., full Universal levers, assembled by Jerry Brown, and climate controlled. Great price at $1500!
    Biagio, I have read what you’ve posted on several threads concerning upgrading a harp like this. Considering that this one is already built, I would assume that changing a sound board is not an option. Beyond this, I could still look to make string changes (assuming I can grasp a better understanding of all this) and possibly lever changes later on down the line. Sounds like this still might make a very fine instrument without the tension swings you had cautioned us about. I do like the sound, fullness, and projection from this harp. The Voyageur has a beautifully versatile voice! I guess as I’m a novice, that my other option would be a Ravenna 34. This harp has been very well-received, I know. Just wondering what your thoughts might be considering all your experience and understanding here?
    I am certainly a beginner at the harp though I have an understanding of music (background in voice and have taught piano for many years). I quite beside myself with excitement! Looking forward to upgrading from my thrift store Pakistani special, though I thoroughly enjoy playing it. Momcat, I hope you found what you were looking for and would love to hear how this worked out. Thanks in advance for any advise or direction! I’ve very much appreciated gleaning from your insights!

    Kristen

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