Louis XV Special ~ harpyness

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Louis XV Special

These harps really remind me of my chickens who are laying really well now the weather is lovely, and we are inundated with eggs again ;-)

Lyon & Healy
Louis XV Special Concert Grand

  • 0 octave G to 7th octave C
  • Height 74 3/4" (190 cm)
  • Soundboard Width 21 5/8" (55 cm)
  • Extreme Width 41 1/2" (105 cm)
  • Weight 89 lbs (40 Kg)
  • Price $179,000 (US)

and on the grounds that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Pedal harp LDP-7
  • 47strings ranging from 1st Octave G to 7th Octave C.
  • Height:77”
  • Width:43”
  • Soundboard Width:21”6’
  • Weight:121 lb
  • Soundboard material:Mahogany
  • Finish:Titanium and Gold coated
  • Price ? (would love to know but that bit is all in Chinese)

If anyone has actually heard a Louis XV Special (and not a recording) I would love to know what they sounded like, and whether the sound is any better than say a style 26 Special which comes in at a mere $59,000!

1 comment:

  1. ha ha, what a grotesque looking harp! I have indeed had a pluck of one at the World Harp Congress in Prague or Dublin - Dublin I think it was, in 2005. It is extremely heavy and sonuds pretty much the same as any other harp! An aquired taste for a loaded pocket, I'd say!