Harp manufacturer to the world. The Chi Tribune did a story on the company, excerpted here Harpmaker_for_world (Photo credit: Wikipedia)To prove to you why I need your help to raise the concert harp funds, here's the price list of all the harps built by Lyon & Healy, one of the world's most prestigious harp factories in the world.
Lyon & Healy Price List as of 2013.
|Chicago Petite 40||40 strings: Natural, Mahogany, Ebony||$11,500|
|Chicago Concertino Extended||47 strings: Natural, Mahogany, Ebony||$15,500|
|Chicago CG Extended||47 strings; Natural, Mahogany, Ebony||$16,500|
|Concertino Pedal Harp (47 strings)|
|Style 85 E||47 strings; Natural, Mahogany, Ebony||$19,950|
|Concert Grand Pedal Harps (47 strings)|
|Style 150||Mahogany, Limited-Edition||$19,950|
|Style 85 CG||Natural, Mahogany, Ebony||$21,950|
|Style 100||Natural, Mahogany, Ebony||$23,500|
|Style 30||Mahogany, Walnut, Ebony||$25,000|
|Style 23 Bronze||Walnut with Bronze-Finish||$35,000|
|Style 11 Nouveau||Natural with hand-painting||$39,000|
|Electroacoustic Pedal Harp (47 strings)|
|Style 2000 CG||Natural, Mahogany, Ebony||$25,000|
|Gold Harps & Special Instruments (47 strings)|
|Style 23 Gold||Gold with transport cover set||$53,500|
|Style 11 Gold||Gold with transport cover set||$54,500|
|Style 26||Gold with transport cover set||$69,000|
|Style 3||Gold with transport cover set||$79,000|
|Style 8||Gold with transport cover set||$79,000|
|Prince William||Gold with transport cover set||$89,000|
|Louis XV||Gold with transport cover set||$139,000|
|Louis XV Special||Gold with transport cover set||$189,000|
And here's a list of used harps put on by W&W Venus Harps (another prestigious harp factory) that shows you that even used harps as well as new harps can be just as expensive as some of the new harps at Lyon & Healy Harps.
Venus Classic Grand Concert
Venus Classic grand harp. Purchased new from Venus in 1998. Model 2509, 47 strings, French walnut finish with carved roses embellished in gold. Perfect condition. Never been moved. Original owner. Cover, stool, music, and two- wheel dolly included. Buyer responsible for shipping cost or may pick up from my home. Asking $16,500.00.
Venus Penti Grand Concert
Natural finish with mahogany soundboard trim
Only one owner
Bought new in 2002
Includes light cover
Gorgeous full rich sound
There is a beautiful red tint in the soundboard decal which matches the mahogany trim. The harp is located in Milwaukee, WI but I am willing to negotiate shipping/delivery. $11,500
Venus Harp Model Premier in Natural finish, 46 string extended soundboard, Harp #638; harp is located in N. California and includes padded cover and wood shipping crate; $10,000.
And here's another list of used harps for sale from HarpColumn.com (a Harp Magazine website) that carries the same price tag as a majority of concert harps sold at Lyon & Healy and Venus harps. I'll give you just a few examples.
Salvi Daphne 44 String Harp - $10,200
L&H Style 15 Gold Finish - $14,500
Camac Little Blue Electric - $17,950
This is big example of why I am not kidding when I said that I need help to raise concert harp funds. I'm serious! This is why I need help raising funds to buy a concert grand harp here! Everything else I don't need help raising funds for. I can raise money for rent, groceries, and necessities on my own. But raising money for a concert harp, I can't do it on my own. Please help by making a donation through GoFundMe.com to The Owosso Harpist Concert Harp Fund and help me afford a $10,000 pre-owned modest style pedal harp (in awesome condition) that makes beautiful music that's pleasing to everyone. Then I can go back to playing my favorite musical pieces and performing at my local farmer's market again. Thanks a lot in advance.