Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society

A dynamic group of professional and amateur harpists


Last updated October 16, 2022
NOTICE: Please be aware of international scams taking place where a potential buyer offers to send you a cashier's check for more than the amount of your harp, and then wants you to send a check back to him/her or to someone else for the difference. The cashier's check turns out to be fraudulent, and you are out the money you sent. This has been reported on all forums where large ticket items are being sold, including harps.
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For Sale: 46 year-old Lyon & Healy Gold Style 17 harp in wonderful condition both structurally and mechanically. It has been extremely well cared for, rarely moved and basically not played in the past 25 years, so there has been little wear and tear. The wood and the gold show beautifully, in virtually perfect condition, with only a few very small marks. There is a very slight twist in the neck but not a problem. There is NO clicking in the rivets/mechanism and the sounding board, center strip, base and base frame are all in excellent condition. After not having been played for years, the sound has opened up nicely - a big base and lovely warm, full sound and very even throughout. The harp has been regularly maintained and regulated by the current owner.
The harp has just been restrung with Bow Brand Strings; 1st oct. nylon, 2nd -3rd oct. gut and tarnish resistant wires. Most of the 4th and 5th oct gut strings were also replaced with BB gut. The harp received a full inspection and regulation by Karen Gottlieb, L&H certified harp technician, in January 2021, and is 'good to go'. Asking price: $24,000. The harp is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and comes with a Lyon and Healy dust cover. Please contact Maria Danly at 415-810-5036, for more information. Flyer
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For Sale: Salvi Daphne 47 EX, Walnut. Serial #11994. Approximately 14 years old. The harp is in very good condition. It has a full, warm, rich sound, and the pedals work smoothly. Last regulated by harp technician, Joe Urban, in 2018. Comes with dust cover, blue 2-piece padded transport cover, harp dolly, tuning key and extra gut strings. Asking $14,500. Please contact Dale at 415-806-5736 or for more information. The harp is located in San Mateo, California. See flyer for more details.
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For Sale: Salvi Electra harp, $24,000 obo. Beautiful warm sound, used on all of Georgia Kelly's recordings after 1980. Comes with adjustable padded harp bench. Karen Gottlieb valued this harp at the above price in 2019. The sound quality of this instrument is second to none. From the highest notes to the lowest bass strings, the quality is even and projects beautifully. Great for solos, orchestral work and recording. Harp is located in Sonoma, CA. Contact Georgia at
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Fore Sale: 2000 Venus Model 75, 46-string semi-grand pedal harp. Very good condition. Harp was restrung in October 2021. Harp was regulated in October 2021. Included in the sale price: harp dolly, adjustable bench, tuning fork, soft cover, shipping crate, chromatic tuner, 2 tuning keys, tuning key pouch, battery metronome. Asking $12,500. Please contact Janet Hamm Link to flyer.
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For Sale: Lyon and Healy Style 19 pedal harp, built in 1927, serial #3001. Blonde wood, gold leafing, recently restrung, and in very good condition. It has some wear to the leafing. It has a beautiful, clear sounding upper register, appropriate for chamber music as well as a second chair symphonic position. (A Style 19 is a semi-grand model with 46 strings, similar in size to a Style 17. 70", 70 lbs.) Asking $21,000 but willing to entertain other offers. Contact Joanne Addy at, 510-424-2570. Harp is located in Hercules, CA. Additional photos.
For Sale: Triplett Axline prototype (only a few made with a rounded back). Lightweight, 30-string walnut harp, 1st octave A down to 4th octave G; purchased used in 1992 from Folk Mote Music in Santa Barbara, CA; Loveland levers that work very well; wonderful resonant Triplett sound. This harp holds its own among much larger harps. Good condition with very small separation at top of soundboard that was there when purchased and has not changed. Comes with original tuning key and fleece-lined black case. Good starter harp for a student or travel harp for student/professional. $1800. Contact Pick up in San Francisco Bay Area (harp is located in the East Bay).

Free: Paraguayan harp, which was donated to Multicultural Music Fellowship in three pieces. Are you interested in a harp project? The harp can be picked up in Point Richmond, in the East Bay. Contact MCMF at, or call 510-548-3326
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For Sale: Blevins Espre 36. Bought new in 2003, it is in excellent condition. It is a natural honey colored wood and cosmetically it shows very well. It has a wonderful big, bright and lively sound which rings out equally and evenly in all octaves. Regulated and appraised 11/12/2021 by Karen Gottlieb. New set of strings before regulation. Included is the cover/carrying case, tuning key, and stool can be added as well. $3300. Harp is located at Harps Etc in Walnut Creek. 1-800-836-5559.
For Sale: Dragonheart Harp by Heartland Harps. In pristine condition. Made in the early 2000's. It is a 38-string light tension harp that has a beautiful large sound with a rich bass. It is designed to stay standing while being played, instead of leaned back on the shoulder. It comes with a padded carrying case. Asking $4200. Photos below. Contact Kathleen Cook at
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For Rent: Refurbished Lyon and Healy Gold Style 14, Gorgeous tone. $150/month. (43 strings.) Contact Adele Stinson,, 408-251-2311 (home) or 650-868-9468 (cell).
For Rent: Dusty Strings lever harp FH 36B (36 strings). Contact Tamara Mead at 650-283-9095 or Will consider selling this harp, also. One is in Maple and one in Bubinga. Built late 1990's and rarely moved. I just don't play the lever harps much.
For Rent: Lever and pedal harps by Dusty Strings, Pat O-Loughlin, Salvi, Lyon & Healy, Venus. Includes harp tuning key, case/cover, electronic tuner with pick-up. Contact Carol Holsinger at 650-326-3146 or
For Rent: The Multicultural Music Fellowship has a variety of lever harps, Harpsicles, a Latin harp and a Renaissance harp for rent. Located in Point Richmond, East Bay, CA. Contact MCMF at 510-548-3326 or email All rental fees go toward supporting our education outreach programs. Learn more about MCMF at:
Harps Etc. rents, sells and teaches the harp. We carry most major brands so you have the ability to try different harps from different makers in one place to ensure that you get the harp that you love to play. We offer rent-to-own, six months same-as-cash, and long term rental programs. Harps Etc. also carries a large selection of music, strings, and accessories and offers harp regulations and repairs. We are the only full-service harp store on the West Coast! or call 1-800-836-5559.
WANTED: American Harp Cart. Please email shelleychu_mail@yahoo if willing to sell or rent yours. Thank you.
Harp Technician: Mike Lewis, the Harp Tech. Available for regulations, general maintenance and appraisals.
Lyon and Healy and Salvi Harps Certified Harp Technician: Karen Gottlieb. or 415-244-1764. Regulations, and warranty regulations, general maintenance, appraisals, insurance appraisals and restringing.
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Krista Stephens, harpist, artist and calligrapher, has created beautiful harp stationery, which can be ordered plain or personalized with your choice of calligraphy style. The note cards may be ordered from her Flourish and Dot website on this page. 50-count 5 x 8" harp notepads are also available.
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Janice Ortega has created a fun 11 x 17" poster, suitable for framing, reflecting on what the Harp has taught her about life. The poster is based on the book, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten".
This is a tabloid-size, 11 x 17 inch poster printed in color on 32 lb. premium, heavyweight, 100% cotton paper, recommended for use with graphics solids, and strongly saturated colors.
The poster is suitable for framing or for affixing it to poster board for upright display.

You may order it for $25 each from her website at this link.
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17480 High St., Los Gatos, CA 95030

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