Lyon & Healy harps

Lyon & Healy lever and pedal harps

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Facing the challenge of opportunity in Chicago back in May of 1864 were two young Bostonians, George W. Lyon and Patrick J. Healy.

They looked despairingly down Clark Street, a sea of mud from the spring rains. Stilt-like steps led from the mud to rickety wooden buildings. “Let’s go back to Boston,” signed Lyon, the elder of the two men, “At least we won’t break our necks.” Healy, then only 24, steadied himself on the stairs and looked about him. “No,” he retorted, “I’ll never go back.”

Founded in Chicago in 1864, Lyon & Healy made their first harp in 1889. The company is now renowned for its classical harps around the world.

While celebrating its 150th birthday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclamed June 4, 2014 to be Lyon & Healy Harps Day in Chicago, “in recognition of Lyon & Healy Harps’ enduring impact upon the city’s collective culture.”

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Harps collection

Some information on the different harp collections

Lever harps

Compact and lightweight with the full, rich tones that you expect from Lyon & Healy; the same Lyon & Healy sound on smaller harps.

With the exception of the new Drake model which has a special two-tone finish, the Lyon & Healy lever harps are offered in three different finishes: Natural, Ebony and Mahogany. These harps are generally all available on the floor.

Chicago line

Designed by Lyon & Healy, inspired by our city: the Chicago Harps - unmatched in value and sound

The Chicago series from Lyon & Healy is aimed at students or those looking for a more compact and affordable pedal harp.

Professional harps

True, unmistakable Lyon & Healy sound: clear and resonant with carrying ability

Professional harps are identified on our website by the mention CG or Concert Grand.

Premium harps

Majestic works of art as expressive in design as they are in sound

Premium harps include a 10 year warranty.

Electric and electroacoustic

The response to performance harpists' demands for amplied sound equal in clarity and quality to acoustic harps

The "Premium" harps links on this page will take you directly to the manufacturer's site. Not all Lyon & Healy professional and premium pedal harps are featured on this page. You can visit Lyon & Healy to see all the models available.

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Ogden Naturelle
Ogden Acajou
Ogden Ebony


Lever, 34 strings

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