QUOTE(LizzieHarp @ May 19 2011, 10:48 PM)
I have a Pilgrim Malvern, and am so in love with it. It's just a stunning instrument and sounds so beautiful. Really light and compact as well, which helps when moving it around. Why doesn't your teacher like them, Collyermum? Have they played a Malvern/Aldeburgh? They're quite different from their other older makes of pedal harp.
Glad to hear that. I got my teacher to try them again at the Edinburgh Harp Festival and she agreed with me that their Aldeburgh was their best. I think she still likes the Lyon and Healy better, probably because that is what she has had for a long time. I prefer the Aldeburgh though, I like their more mellow sound, love the look and especially the price!
Actually if I ever get one, I would like the soundboard painted in a wisteria design which has special meaning for me and I think would look lovely with a walnut finish.
Sorry to hear your Malvern is taking so long, SueHM. That isn't what they say at their workshops, very disappointing. Have they said why? Who have you ordered it through? (Helen?) I wonder if it is quicker, if a bit more expensive to order direct. There's no knowing, can't exactly order two and buy the first one to show up!