Lyon & Healy - Prelude

40 strings harp - gut

Lyon & Healy Prelude harp

Designed with the performing harpist in mind, this romantic classic is crafted with a decorated Sitka Spruce soundboard for a rich, powerful tone.

With 40 strings to accommodate a larger range of music, the artistically styled Prelude 40 lever harp features string spacing and tension similar to a traditional Lyon & Healy pedal harp.

Included with the new Prelude 40 are a scalloped bronze-finished crown and matching claw feet, as well as a classically turned wooden crown and stylized feet. All pieces complement the elegant lines of its graceful base and delicately fluted column, plus they allow you to customize the look of your Prelude 40 to your individual taste.

The Prelude is available in three finishes, which are generally available in store:

  • Mahogany
  • Natural
  • Ebony

The Prelude harp comes with a tuning key, dust cover and a 3 year manufacturer's limited warranty.

  • Price: 5600$ US

Price does not include international transport. Contact us for current Canadian price.

Learn more about the Prelude 40 on Lyon & Healy website.

Prelude ebony
Prelude Natural
Prelude Mahogany
Prelude string chart

String chart

  • 40 strings: 1st octave E - 6th octave A
  • String gauge: pedal harp
  • Nylon strings: 1st et 2nd octaves
  • Gut strings: 3rd octave E - 5th octave A
  • Metal strings: 5th octave G - 6th octave A
  • Option: 2nd octave - gut strings
  • Recommended strings: Bow Brand Natural Gut
  • Optional strings: Bow Brand Burgundy

Weight and dimensions

Height: 64" (163 cm)

Soundboard width: 14 7/8" (38 cm)

Extreme Width: 33 1/4" (84 cm)

Weight: 44 lbs (20 Kg)



Column, neck and body: Hard maple

Soundboard: Pacific Northwest/Northern Midwest Sitka Spruce

Available finishes





36 Lyon & Healy "Performance" levers


Ergonomic tuning key

Decorative accessories

Dust cover



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