You read that right. I just bought a harp. But it’s not the L&H Prelude 40 I told you about the other day. Instead it’s a Camac Athena Extended Concert Harp in a natural finish I bought from an excellent harp dealer known as The Virginia Harp Center. A store that sells many kinds of harps from different brands, mainly from the Lyon & Healy and the Camac brands. It sells both pedal and levers harps in new or used condition. It has two showrooms, each located in a different state. One is in Midlothian, Virginia, the other in Haddonfield, New Jersey. I bought my harp from the Virginia showroom area it by applying for financial aid from Allegro Credit, a financial program similar to Allegro Acceptance, the company I tried a few times to apply for financial aid only to fail due to lack of credit and the money I need to put down towards the harp. That was then. Today, I’m very happy to say that this time my latest attempt to get financial aid is met with big success! 🙂 With the help of my mother who became my co-signer, I applied for financial aid from Allegro Credit. Hours later, I finally got approved! YES! I finally got approved for financing a concert grand pedal harp! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
I wasted no time putting money down on buying a Camac Athena EX concert grand pedal harp (in the photo on the left) which was the last harp they have put up for sale as part of their Camp Demo sales event. Camp demo harps are harps that were used for music summer camp programs before returning to the retail store and placed up for sale at a fraction of the cost.
I put money down on it and signed all the papers Allegro gave me to sign. Now everything’s all set and I can play the harp again. The only thing I need to do now is to wait till next week to get my harp because VHC won’t be able to ship my harp out until Monday. They are waiting for the weather to cool down before they can ship my harp out. They won’t ship out harps if the temps are either in the 90s or in the single digits. That’s understandable. Harps are very delicate instruments that are very sensitive to climate change. Just like us humans, harps can easily be exposed to extreme temperatures that will give the instruments no comfort at all. They prefer to perform great in comfortable temperatures especially within in the range of 40 to 60% in humidity.
When the harp gets shipped out Monday I’ll let you know when will the harp arrives at my place. When that day comes, I’ll start playing the harp again and use my smartphone to take photos and videos of my new harp and post them all over Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and this site.
This is very exciting. I just can’t wait to get it and start playing the harp again!