Spruce Tree Music (Madison, WI) - primarily carries Dusty Strings and Triplett lever harps, but they also have used instruments from other makers from time to time (no harp rentals). Spruce Tree has a long experience selling harps, and they also sell sheet music and strings.
Heid Music (Madison, Green Bay, and Appleton, WI) - Heid has harps for rental and purchase, Lyon and Healy, Dusty Strings, etc. Instruments can be moved from one location to another, so if you are looking for a particular model, contact to see what they have at all 3 locations.
Harp Sellers near Wisconsin
Groth Music (Bloomington, MN) - Groth music carries Dusty Strings harps (possibly others) and sheet music
MusicMakers (Stillwater, MN) - MusicMakers makes harps, harp kits, accessories, and sheet music. Their newest creation is a 33-string hybrid carbon fiber/wood floor harp weighing 13 lbs!
Stoney End Harps (Red Wing, MN) - Stoney End makes single, cross-, and double-string harps and also carries harp accessories and an extensive collection of sheet music. Harps are available for sale, rent, or rent-to-own.
Classifieds (Updated Feb 21, 2021)
Kortier 24-String Electric Harp
Make: Kortier Electric 24 - David Kortier, Harp Maker Duluth, MN.
24 Strings Bottom C – Highest E.
33 inches tall, 10 pounds in weight.
Included: Tuning key, full set of strings, table top stand, 2 quick release guitar straps (for harness), original rigid case, LED lights (optional).
Optional (additional cost): custom made stand (for floor display or standing to Play).
Purchased new: 2016
Asking price: $2000.
Location Richland Co. WI (half way between Madison & LaCrosse).
Contact Sally via email, FB messenger (Sally Johnson Cornell) or Text 608/604-7739. Subject line: Kortier Harp for Sale
Kortier 24-String Electric Harp with Full Levers
Optional Stand (available for additional cost)
Lyon & Healy Troubadour
2 Lyon & Healy Troubadour lever harps for sale. one harp is natural finish & the other harp has a light walnut finish. Asking $2,000 for each harp. To see and play the harps in person, please contact Gerry in Waukesha, WI by email to make an appointment. Pictures are representative (contact the seller for pictures of the actual harps for sale)
Example image of a L&H Troubadour harp
Dusty Strings harp case
Like new Dusty Strings CD 34 Case. The CD34 case is designed to fit Dusty Strings Ravenna 34, Serrana 34, Boulevard 34, Crescendo 34 and FH34 harps. Soft shell case featuring thick foam padding, a burgundy cordura exterior, zipper closing, shoulder strap and a variety of pockets for holding music accessories including one with individual leg compartments. This is in like new condition. Asking $220.00. Please email Mary if interested.
CD34 case (case only)
Various harps for sale in Stevens Point, WI
Melanie Wiltse has 30-36 string harps for sale that she built from MusicMaker plans plus a Lyon & Healy Ogden. Call or text (715) 570-1157 or email for details. Located in Stevens Point, WI.
Various harps from MusicMaker plans and, on the right, a Lyon & Healy Ogden
Stoney End Braunwen
Braunwen 4-Octave Stoney End Harp (29-string, G to G)
* Cherry wood with amber stain
* Beautiful harp has a full set of Truitt levers
* Full set of extra strings
* Higher tension on the strings offers a wide dynamic range and metal-wound bass strings give a satisfying rich bass.
* Comes with a removeable six-inch base.
* Dimensions: H-43” x W-13” x D-25”.
* Purchased new in 2014, has been lovingly cared for and is in excellent condition.
* Weighs approximately 19.5 pounds.
* Included: custom-made padded case ($350)
* Included: Schaeffer pick-up mic ($200).
* Located in north-central Wisconsin; would prefer pick up and am willing to meet you within a 75 mile radius.
* Wonderful harp for beginners and those who prefer a smaller harp.
* New today, this harp and everything included would cost $3350; asking price $2800.
If interested, please call Mary at 715-302-8214 or email.
Braunwen with base and Truitt levers
Braunwen with case (cat not included)
Lyon & Healy 1890 single action Pedal Harp
1890 Lyon & Healy single action pedal harp available for sale. Always strung in folk harp gut. The original soundboard preserved. This harp has always been in the owner's house since purchased, never moved. This is a great harp for the serious student or for those enthusiasts of the more sweet tone of the light tensioned pedal harp. In Sturgeon Bay. Asking $8,500. Additional pictures available for serious interest. Contact Kris via email (copy and paste from this link).
Lyon & Healy single action pedal harp
Closeup of the harp
Other Places to Search for Used Harps
eBay and Craigslist - please work with a harp expert if you are not experienced with harps. There are vendors from Pakistan and other places that sell pretty carved Deura/rosewood harps that are poorly made and may have levers that don't work. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is!
These are some of the harp stores that sell used harps and may be able to ship to you.
Atlanta Harp CenterThe Harp ConnectionVirginia Harp CenterDusty Strings - this link takes you to both their new and used instruments (the used ones are marked accordingly)
The Enchanted HarpKolacny Music
Harp groups/clubs/societies may also have classified pages, but you would need to work with the individual seller to see if shipping is feasible. Here are a few examples:
Reigning Harps (pacific northwest)
Washington Area Folk Harp Society
The HarpColumn site also has online classified ads for pedal and lever harps.