Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society

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Last updated October 16, 2020
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For Sale: Salvi Daphne 47 EX, Walnut. Serial #12037. Approximately 14 years old. The harp has a full, warm, rich sound, and the pedals work smoothly. There are some small cracks in the veneer wood that do not affect the integrity or sound of the harp. Last regulated in 2018 by Karen Gottlieb, who valued the harp at $16,000, with the cosmetic defects. Comes with matching bench, music stand, dust cover, blue 3-piece padded cover, harp dolly, lots of extra gut strings and harp music. Asking $13,000 for everything. All serious offers considered. Please contact Midori at 805-305-1913 or for more information. Harp is located in Paso Robles.
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For Sale: Lyon and Healy Salzedo CG #20120. Built 2015. This 5 year old Salzedo harp shows beautifully, has been extremely well cared for and is in virtually perfect condition! The harp was purchased new in 2015, specially selected by the San Francisco Symphony harpist, Doug Rioth, at Lyon & Healy Harps in Chicago. The harp has NEVER been moved from its current location in San Francisco in the past 5 years. The harp has a huge, even, brilliant and very resonant sound. Structurally in excellent condition with no twist in the neck or any movement in the sounding board and base frame. There is no clicking in the mechanism or rivets. The harp has a large space for the right hand I'm the top octaves, which make it very comfortable to play. Professional quality instrument - a bargain for someone looking for an almost new Salzedo at a reduced cost. Just restrung with Bow Brand gut strings and tarnish resistant wires. It received a full inspection and regulation by Karen Gottlieb, L & H Certified Harp Technician on 9/23/20 and is 'good to go'! Asking $30,000. Black L&H dust cover included. Contact Suki Russack at Link for additional photos
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For Sale: Venus Prodigy chamber harp, 44 strings (low D to high E). Natural curly maple with sitka spruce soundboard, trimmed in Sapele (African Mahogany). Decorative decal on soundboard and bronzing on the fluted pillar, topped with a gold-leaf crown. Purchased new in 2010. Asking $9700. Owner is moving to Germany and can't take the harp. Harp was last serviced August 2019 by Mike Lewis (HarpTech). Includes cover, stool, dolly, string set. See flyer with more photos and info. Contact Stefanie Jocher at
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For Sale: Lyon and Healy Concert Grand Harp, Style 30, Black. #12429 (47 strings). This 24-year-old harp shows beautifully with few cosmetic issues. It has a very big, even and wonderful sound. Structurally in excellent condition with no twist in the neck or any movement in the sounding board or base frame. There is some minor clicking in the mechanism/rivets, but not a problem. Unlike earlier Style 30 models, the harp has a 'round back' and there is a very large space for the right hand in the top octaves, both of which make this harp very comfortable to play.
The harp was purchased new in 1996 from Lyon and Healy in Chicago by professional harpist, Michael Rado. He sold it to the current owner (Henry Heines) in 1999. The harp has been well cared for, maintained and regulated most years by either Mike Lewis or Karen Gottlieb, harp technicians. It has just received a full inspection and regulation, and is 'good to go'!
Asking price: $17,000, including cloth cover. Located in San Francisco. For more information, please contact Henry Heines:, 415-509-8991
Flyer with more info.

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For Sale: Lyon and Healy Style 85GP. #52805, mahogany, 44 strings. Built 2011. It has been well cared for, regulated and restrung in Fall, 2019 by Mike Lewis. It is hard to get ahold of this model as L&H no longer makes the 85GPs. The model is known for excellent size and quality of parts and workmanship.
Asking price $12,000, including cover. Contact Pauline McRae

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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.
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For Sale: Lyon and Healy Style 22, Gold, #1831. Originally built in 1917, in excellent condition with no structural or mechanical problems. The harp was completely rebuilt and refurbished in 1997. It shows beautifully with no cosmetic scratches. The harp has NOT been played or moved since 1998. There has been virtually no 'wear and tear' on the instrument. The strings have been maintained regularly. The harp appears to have a very nice sound, especially in the middle and lower registers, and there is a large space in the top octaves for the hand, making it comfortable to play. To bring the harp into top playing condition, it needs partial restringing and a regulation. The harp has been appraised by Karen Gottlieb. It is located in San Francisco. Asking price is $27,000, and includes a blue 3-piece padded Lyon & Healy transport cover set. For details and a full appraisal, contact owner Rick Osmon, 415-420-4223,
For Sale: Salvi Daphne 46 Mahogany, SN 10387 $10,000. 2 owners.
For Sale: Salvi Daphne 47 EX Natural, SN 13380. $15,000.
2 owners.
For more information on both harps, contact Alexandra Perdew at or call 940-554-9087. Harps are located in Foster City.
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For Sale or Rent: Paraguayan Harp, 36 strings. Built by famed harp maker Lino Ruiz Diaz (now retired), purchased new from Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, 1997. They literally don't build harps like this anymore: big crystalline sound, solid construction, wood inlay detailing. Normal wear and tear; very light - only 8 lbs! Comes with cover and wooden shipping/flight case. $1250 OBO or rental for $35/month. Contact Jessica Schaeffer at or 937-409-9172. See photos
For Sale: George Leverett 2008 nylon harp, from Altarwind Music in Oregon, 30 strings, 4 octaves, A to G, comes with tuning key and custom carry cover, clear and even tone, asking $1800 (new price was $2400).
The harp is in excellent condition and is being sold to serve as a down payment on a pedal harp for a student. Comes with a full set of new strings and lever washers from Robinson's Harp Shop. Located in Livermore. Please inquire with Dominique Piana at 925-455-5333 or Photos can be viewed here. Pictures 1-4 are the Leverett, pictures 5-10 are the Triplett, which has been sold).
For Sale: Pratt Blond Debutante Lever Harp, 36 strings. Serial #710102. A great starter harp; only 1 owner, originally purchased in 2006. $3000. Includes tuning key and cover. A description and image of the harp can be found at Contact Dan Levitan:, 510-304-1515 (cell).
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For Rent: Lyon and Healy 85 semi-grand, 46-string, beautiful cherry finish. Asking $200/month. Comes with padded cover. Inquire with or 925-455-5333.
For Rent: Lyon and Healy Refurbished Style 14, Gold, $150/month. 43 strings. Gorgeous, great tone. Contact Adele Stinson: 650-868-9468 or
For Rent: Dusty Strings lever harp FH 36B (36 strings). $60/month plus security deposit. Contact Tamara Mead at 650-283-9095 or (Both harps rented out as of 9/19.)
For Rent: Lever harps, 34 strings, Folk style, by Lyon and Healy, and Aida style by Salvi. Contact Sonya Yu at 408-666-7899 or
For Rent: Lever and pedal harps by Dusty Strings, William Rees, Pat O-Loughlin, Salvi, Lyon & Healy. Includes harp tuning key, case/cover, electronic tuner with pick-up. Contact Carol Holsinger at 650-326-3146 or
For Rent: Celtic lever harps, Harpsicles, Latin harps and one Renaissance harp for rent. Located in Berkeley. See for newly updated list of available rental and scholarship harps. Harpsicles available for group lessons. This non-profit organization is focused on good quality, mostly light-tension harps (Latin, wire-strung, Renaissance), as well as a nice variety of lever harps. Contact
For Rent: Lyon & Healy 85CG, $150/month. Contact Sylvia Wan at (408) 926-5681 or email
Harps For Rent: Contact Karen Gottlieb, (415) 386-0702,,
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.
For Sale: Venus Wooden Shipping Crate for Concert size harp. Asking $25 but will give away free if you pick up (Petaluma). Photos available. Contact Roger Leventhal, 510-757-6648, 
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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 415-386-0702. Regulations, and warranty regulations, general maintenance, appraisals, insurance appraisals and restringing.
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For Sale: Holiday Harps - A charming gift for all your friends and family who deserve more than a card! This beautiful little full color 50-page book features over 40 photographs of precious miniature ornaments of harps and other musical instruments, with Words of Warmth, Wisdom and Peace for the season and throughout the year. Only $15/book. Pick up a copy at your local harp store, or contact Diana Stork for copies, shipping prices and special discounts for larger orders. Photos and more information here
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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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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.
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