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Swanson Harp Company occasionally has used harps of various makes available for sale. Most of the time, Swanson Harp Company has done major work on these harps, and they will always be in excellent condition. If you are interested in buying a used harp, please contact us.

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This gold 23 came out of the factory in November 1957 and has had just one owner. It has never had any repair work and is in perfect condition.
This style 23 gold came out of the factory on December 12, 1946 and was sold to a professional harpist who has been its only owner. The harp is in excellent structural condition
This harp was built in 1965 and belonged for many years to a professional harpist who used it for symphony work.
This harp was probably built sometime in the 1920’s. We don’t know the exact year because the Wurlitzer records have been lost. Such a tragedy!
This harp was built in December of 1963. The original owner, who is selling it now, was a student of the great Alice Chalifoux, and it was Alice who picked it out for her.
This harp was built in 1921. It has just had a new neck, a baseframe repair, and a new column ring on the base board.
This harp is being sold by the original owner. She is downsizing and moving to a retirement community and arthritis in her hands makes it impossible to play any more.
This harp was completed in September of 1961. It belonged to a convent for many years(they were the original owners). When the convent closed recently, it was offered for sale.
This style 23 natural Lyon & Healy is 10 years old and is in brand new condition. Honestly, it doesn’t have a single mark on it. The gold crown adds a really elegant touch.
This gorgeous instrument was built in 1949. It was completely rebuilt in the past year (new neck, new soundboard, new baseboard, pedestal repair, action re-riveting and polishing, and refinishing of the entire instrument). it’s in excellent condition and works like a new instrument.
We may be prejudiced, but we believe this to be the most beautiful harp ever made! It was commissioned by a harpist in Boston and designed and hand carved by master woodcarver Will Neptune. It is the only one that was made and so is totally unique.
Washburns are Lyon & Healy harps that were made to be sold through retail music stores. This one was made in the teens or early 20’s and is listed as a Lyon & Healy style 22…
This harp was built in 1968 and recently underwent a baseframe repair.
This is a gorgeous semi-gilded Empire Swanson harp in perfect condition. The soundboard is brand new as well as all of the gold ormolu decoration.
This is a great instrument that is simple in design, light, easy to move around, and yet has a great sound. It is a straight soundboard semi-grand with 46 strings.
This lovely semi-grand instrument, built in 1921, has just undergone a complete rebuilding and is in beautiful condition.
This beautiful instrument was completed on December 2, 1927. The simple decoration is elegant and the swirls on the column are a particularly nice, and unique touch. We have never seen that before.
This harp was completed in April, 1970. It is a straight soundboard semi-grand with 46 strings and stands 70 inches tall to the top of the crown.
This harp is unusual in that it is a 47 string concert grand with a straight soundboard. It was rebuilt several years ago and is in excellent structural condition. It has a gorgeous sound.
Available as Rental
This gilded style 23 Lyon & Healy belonged to the second harpist in the Cleveland Symphony for over 40 years and traveled all over the world at a time when there were no transport covers, column covers, base covers, or harp carts!
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