I was looking for inexpensive dulcimers for my classroom recently and harps kept popping up in my search. I got it in my head that I wanted to have a harp. Well, harps are really expensive, at least good harps are, but I did manage to find that there are some really inexpensively made harps on the market. Now, pretty much all harpists will tell you they are garbage, and they're probably correct, but it has allowed me to own and fiddle around with a little lap harp. This little guy is only 12 strings, but it's fun to play. I've quickly learned that there's not much you can do with a 12 string harp, but I still like it.