Update:  This harp is no longer available and has been sold to another Jessica 🙂  Thank you, Jessica, and I hope you get lots of enjoyment from it ♥





I bought this little harp about ten years ago so that I’d have a more portable harp to carry around.  I don’t use it it very much anymore, so I am looking to sell it so someone else can enjoy it.  It has gotten a little lonely sitting in the corner 😉


The specifics:

Brand:  Praiseworthy Harps

Wood: Cherry

Octave Range: Two octaves starting from Middle C

Sharping Levers: on the F & C strings. You can play in up to three different keys with these levers (more if you retune the harp, which isn’t hard to do with only 16 strings).

Comes with a padded case, tuning wrench, new set of strings, and a harp care manual.

Asking for $400 (I paid $500 for the whole outfit)

Shipping cost to most places in the Continental US: $70.00


  The harp has a really nice sound (it isn’t tinny sounding like the cheap lap harps) and good string tension.  The man who made it wanted lap harps with string tension that would get players ready for pedal harps.

Side front

2-octave PraiseWorthy lap harp for sale




Side back

Side view



Back view

There are a some imperfections, a few small ‘dings’ in the varnish up at the top…


…and some scratches on the side.  Nothing that will affect the sound (and really doesn’t detract from the overall appearance).



Comes with a nice padded case

Harp in case


The case has a big roomy pocket to store your wrench and strings in.  The tuning wrench, new set of strings, and a harp care manual also come with the outfit 🙂




And a short video to give you an idea of what it sounds like 😉  The case looks all spotted in the video…but those are just raindrops, not grease spots! 😀

If you have any questions, feel free to email me 😉





A shoutout and thank you to Anna for taking the video 😉  You can see more of her lovely photography at her photography blog.


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12 thoughts on “For Sale: 2 Octave Lap Harp

  • August 20, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Hi Jessica! That harp is soooo pretty, and you played it so well! I’ve always wished I could play the harp, but I’ve never had a chance to learn. How difficult is it? How much are you selling your harp for? Thanks! ~Sarah

    • August 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you, Sarah!
      It is kind of like piano, only you’re plucking strings instead of hitting keys 🙂 It is easier than playing violin, for sure 🙂 I’m selling it for $400 plus shipping (which is around $70).

  • August 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Jessica! Have you sold the harp yet? If you haven’t, I would be interested. I’ve been looking for one for a long time.

    • August 24, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Hi Jessica! 🙂 Nope, it hasn’t sold yet. Let me know if you’d like it!

  • October 24, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Jessica I know you have sold the harp, but I would like to purchase one-could you point me to somewhere where I could buy one like this one?

    • October 26, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Hi Alexis! Sure! Unfortunately, Praiseworthy Harps doesn’t seem to be making them anymore? But you could contact them to check:

      I’d also recommend Dusty Strings:
      I don’t know much about these harps, but a friend just recently sent me this link and they look nice 🙂
      And one more…Harps of Praise. I’ve not played on any of these either, but they also look nice 🙂

      I’d stay away from the cheapo, Pakistani harps that are only $300 or so 😀 They are ‘okay’…I used to have one of those, but after a while I had trouble with the levers wearing out, and it’s just so much more worth it to pay a little more 🙂

      Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any questions!

  • December 11, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    My 9 year old daughter really wants to learn to play the harp. I found a 16 string lap harp and bought it. I am now faced with the problem of music for it and some sort of passions. I hope that you can point me in the right direction.

    • December 12, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Hello Vincent!

      I had the same problem trying to find music for a 16 string harp. I know it might a bit late for this since she already has the 16 string, but a 33 string is easier to find music for 🙂

      I would probably find some lap harp music at places like, or or perhaps even email them and see what they suggest. I found that I had to take some of my songs for a 33 string harp and change the left hand a bit to make it fit on the 16 string. I hope that this helps!

      I hope your daughter has as much fun with the harp as I have! It’s a beautiful instrument to play! 🙂


  • November 17, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Hi, Jessica. I’m short and have small fingers. Do you think I can play harp? Or what kind of instrument I can play? Any suggestions? Thank you!

    • December 27, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      I’m sure you probably could! I had a friend who was very petite and played a large harp! 😀 If it’s something you’d really like to do, I’d recommend finding a harp teacher and having a lesson to try it out and get her input on it 🙂

  • November 13, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Jessica, I have a small harp too and it’s kind of hard to find music. I saw your demo video on the 16 string harp on youtube and I really liked the tune you played. Can you tell me what song it is and where can you get that music?

    • July 9, 2020 at 7:16 pm

      Hi Vivian! The song was “Like a River Glorious”, and the arrangement is one I made up, so I don’t have any sheet music for it, unfortunately! – Jessica


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