Hiring an instrument is the easiest and safest way to begin playing the harp.
It enables you to discover the pleasures of playing with the minimum financial outlay – and can provide a cost effective route to playing larger pedal harps as you progress. For many parents, rental can reduce the risk of directly purchasing an instrument when they are unsure their children will take to the harp.
At Clive Morley Harps, we rent brand new instruments that are available in stock at our showrooms. This means that there are no lengthy waiting lists to join and that you will not receive an old harp that has already been used by several people.*
*The exception to this is our Cecilia range of pedal harps. These harps may been previously rented, but will have been checked by our harp technicians prior to rental.
Most lever harps are available to rent, with the exception of the Heartland Harps carbon fibre harps. Minimum rental period to rent a brand new lever harp is 12 months.
Pedal harp rental is available for the Cecilia and Etude range of pedal harps. Minimum rental period is 3 months for a Cecilia pedal harp and 12 months for an Etude pedal harp.
Download our price lists for more information regarding rental prices for Lever Harps or Pedal Harps.
How to Hire Your Harp
To make an enquiry about hiring an instrument, you may contact us by phone, email or general enquiry form.
Once we have confirmed that we can meet your requirements, you will just need to complete our rental agreement form and bankers order form. We reserve the right to perform a credit check. Provided all checks and documentation are completed you will then be able to rent your harp and can arrange delivery if required. Normally this can be completed in store and you can take the harp away with you or at distance by phone, email and post where turnaround time tends to be 5 working days.
N.B: Harp rental is only available to customers in England, Scotland and Wales.
Buying Your Hired Harp
- At the end of the first three months’ rental period we would offer a credit of three rental payments.
- At the end of the first year, we would offer eight months’ rental payments.
- At the end of the second year, we would offer twelve months’ rental payments.
After which, no further increase in credits will be available.
Cecilia Pedal Harps
Our Cecilia range of pedal harps are available on a shorter 3 month minimum rental period. At the end of the 3, 6 and 12 month rental periods there will be a credit towards purchase equal to 25% of the total rental payments made. This can be used to purchase the rental harp or a new pedal harp from Morley Harps. After the 12 month period rental credits would not increase further.
Sales Price Inc VAT: £6,500 Initial Payment: £360 Monthly Rental: £120 Credit @ 3 months: £150 Credit @ 6 months: £240 Credit @ 12 months: £420
Sales Price Inc VAT: £7,500 Initial Payment: £420 Monthly Rental: £140 Credit @ 3 months: £175 Credit @ 6 months: £280 Credit @ 12 months: £490
Short Term Harp Rental
It may be possible to hire a second hand or ex-rental lever harp for a shorter term than the standard 12 months. This is subject to availability of suitable harps. Please contact us to discuss this option.
One Off Harp Rental
Harps may be hired for a short tour, festival, concert, or for theatre and media purposes. Harps available for one off rental are normally older, second hand or ex-rental instruments. One-off harp rental is subject to availability.
If you are interested in hiring a harp for a particular event, please contact us.
Terms and Conditions
1. Harps must be insured by the hirer. 2. At the end of the rental period instruments must be returned at the hirer’s expense by approved transport. 3. Subject to conditions of agreement. (Strings when broken to be replaced at hirer’s expense). 4. Customers to return harps to our workshops for any repairs / regulation work required. 5. To make rental agreement, the hirer needs to sign both banker’s order and rental agreement forms.