Prelude 40 by Lyon & Healy

How do you improve on perfection? By adding two strings plus interchangeable crowns and feet, giving the harp 4 different looks!

Introducing the Prelude 40, now with 40 strings to accommodate a larger range of music. Designed with the performance artist in mind, this romantic classic features a solid spruce soundboard for a rich, warm tonal quality, Lyon & Healy's Performance Levers, and 40 strings ranging from 1st Octave G to 6th Octave A. Includes interchangeable scalloped brass crown and matching claw feet. Having interchangeable pieces also allows you to customize the look of your Prelude 40 to your individual taste and complement the classical appearance of the Prelude’s graceful base and delicately fluted column.

Artistically styled with the elegance of the pedal harp, the Prelude 40 features the same string spacing and tension as a pedal harp.

Shown in Mahogany finish; Natural and Ebony also available.

The Prelude 40 at a glance:

  • 40 Strings ranging from 1st Octave E to 6th Octave A
  • Soundboard Width: 14 7/8" (38 cm)
  • Extreme Width: 33 1/4" (85 cm)
  • Height: 64" (163 cm)
  • Weight: 44 lbs (20 Kg)
  • Finishes: Mahogany, Natural, Ebony

Picture of Natural Prelude Lever Harp
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Picture of Ebony Prelude Lever Harp
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Picture of Mahogany Prelude Lever Harp
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Mahogany Finish
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Lyon & Healy Prelude
New from $5,100*
"Slightly Used" from $4,650*
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Finding the right Prelude for you

From here:
  • You can learn about our Rental Program for this instrument
  • You can see New and Used Preludes we have in our store today
  • You can see New Preludes we will be receiving shortly
  • You can order a Custom-Finish Special Order Prelude

1. Purchasing a Prelude we have in stock

As of 8:30 this morning, we had the following Preludes in stock. Click "Add to Basket" to add one of these harps to your on-line shopping cart. You will then be able to go to our on-line accessory store where you can purchase additional items like a bench, tuner, harp cart or sheet music. We usually ship Preludes using a trucking company. We will contact you with a specific shipping estimate before we ship your harp.

If you would like to try one of these harps in person, please contact us by telephone or email to let us know you are coming so we can reserve a time slot for you in our harp showroom.

Prelude 40 Natural (Used S/N 60958) $4,650.00  
Prelude 40 Natural (Used S/N 61531) $4,800.00  
Prelude 40 Natural (Used S/N 61779) $4,950.00  
Prelude 40 Ebony $5,100.00  

2. Reserving a new Prelude we have on order

If one of our in-stock finishes does not meet your needs, you may reserve one of the new Preludes we currently have on order with the factory. A 10% deposit will hold the harp for you. We will contact you when your harp is ready at the factory; the balance will be due when the harp is shipped.
Prelude 40 Ebony $5,100.00  
Prelude 40 Mahogany $5,100.00  
Prelude 40 Natural $5,100.00  

3. Ordering a custom Prelude

You also may order a custom Prelude built to your specifications at the Lyon & Healy factory. A 20% deposit is required on all special orders. We will contact you when your harp is ready; the balance will be due when your harp is shipped. Your deposit will not be refundable once the factory has begun working on your harp.
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4. Accessories

Your Prelude is shipped with a canvas dust cover and a Lyon & Healy tuning key. If you are just starting the harp, you may also want to purchase a tuner, a bench, or other harp accessory:

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  • Browse Electronic Tuning Aids
  • Browse Harp Strings
  • Browse Harp Sheet Music

*Price depends upon finish and options. Returns: We want you to be completely satisfied with your instrument, no questions asked. The Harp Connection offers a 30-day return policy on lever harps and lap harps purchased from our store (except special orders). To be eligible for return, the harp must be in the same condition as when we shipped it to you and it must be returned with all accessories such as tuning keys and books. In the event of a return, you will be responsible for return freight to our Rowley, Massachusetts location. Custom-ordered harps may not be returnable, depending on the requirements of the factory; call us with specific questions about special order returns. Pedal harps can only be returned upon approval of the manufacturer and a 20% return fee will typically apply. We update our web site daily, however all harps are subject to prior sale.