stevieannie (stevieannie) wrote in harp,

For Sale in the United Kingdom - Flatsicle.

I am selling my 1 year old Harpsicle. (This is a library picture of a Fullsicle Harp - the item for sale is a *Flatsicle*, but otherwise looks identical)

I bought the harp brand new directly from William Rees in October 2008.  It is a "Flatsicle" - ie. it has  Robinson sharping levers on the C, F and B strings. This allows the harp to play in 8 different keys (C,G,D,F major and A,E,B,D minor) without retuning.  It also is an electro-acoustic harp, and has an electric pickup installed to allow playing directly through an amplifier.

It is made in maple like the picture above.

A harpsicle has 26 strings, covering G to C below mid-C, and it plays *very* sweetly, as anyone who has heard it will attest.

Along with the harp itself, I will be selling the harp case, tuning wrench, pickup and harp strap.  The only current supplier of Harpsicles in the UK is Pilgrim Harps, and they only sell the basic model (without sharping levers or pickup) which retails at £555.  By my calculations, the package I have here would be worth in excess of £660, IF it were available in the UK (which it currently isn't).

I would like to get £550 for the whole harp outfit.

I am happy to mongol-mail it for free anywhere I have connections, or to pack it up and post it for cost.

My reason for sale?  I need to finish building my new house *right now*, and can no longer afford the luxury of two harps.  The Flatsicle needs a new home and I need to pay for some plasterboard!

Any interest?  Please feel free to point others at this entry...
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I want to buy a Sharpsicle or Flatsicle, but cannot find suppliers in continental Europe... I am in Denmark and have contacted a supplier in Germany without receiving answers. Let me know if you succeeded on selling yours. Otherwise, I am interested!
Sorry to say, I have now sold it. Try contacting William Rees directly - they were *very* helpful to me, right up to the point of opening up the shop on a Sunday to let me pick up the harp when I ot straight off the plane in Cincinnatti.

They may be prepared to ship...
I'm glad you were able to sell it. I got an answer from the German supplier and now it is a matter of saving the money so I can place my order, as I cannot travel to the USA myself to buy it there... they were very nice at Happy Harps (the German shop) and are prepared to help me when I finally decide on buying!