There’s one Facebook friend who says that I need to get a small lever harp and be thankful with it. Why should I do that when I already did? This is “Curtis” my 26 stringed fullsicle harpsicle harp.
I bought this wonderful small portable harp with the $900 I earned playing in recitals and farmer’s market events a few years ago. I was forced to downgrade to a harpsicle harp because of an incident involving the rental harp “Gilligan” falling off of a harp cart I was wheeling him on and broke off his left hind foot on my way home from the farmer’s market. When I brought Gilligan home, I laid him down on this spot so I can fix his foot.
I went to the hardware store and bought some wood glue which I used to put the foot back together. Here’s the broken foot. It came off when Gilligan fell from the cart.
Here’s the glue I used to put the foot back together. As you can see on the right that the foot is now glued back together.
There was an issue with the front foot coming loose. So I fixed it as well.
Now the foot is as good as new
Being so huge and bulky, it’s no wonder why harpists have so many #harpistproblems with their concert harps sometimes. But that doesn’t mean I can’t have a concert harp! It means I need to make certain that this won’t happen to my own harps whether I have a concert harp, large lever harp that replicates the pedal harp, or both!