group of dusty strings harps and hammered dulcimers
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Welcome to Dusty Strings! We are a small, family-owned business in Seattle, Washington. Since 1979, we have been following our dream of building harps and hammered dulcimers and helping others to fulfill their dreams of making music. Over the years, we've earned a reputation for caring about our instruments and the people who play them, and this shows itself both in the quality of our craftsmanship and the quality of our customer interactions. If you have any questions about our instruments or if you don't even know what questions to ask, we encourage you to give us a call. There will always be a friendly voice on the other end of the telephone!

Recent Blog Posts

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Posted by Dusty Strings - Jul 17, 2017, 1:06 PM
Join us this summer for Folk Harp Boot Camp with Harper Tasche and a free introduction to the hammered dulcimer with Dusty Strings co-founder Ray…
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Posted by Dusty Strings - Jun 19, 2017, 3:38 PM
Our newest harp model, the Serrana 34, is inspired by (but not limited to!) the mariachi tradition. With closer string spacing and lighter tension on…
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Posted by Dusty Strings - Jun 1, 2017, 5:29 PM
There have been some developments since we introduced our mariachi-inspired harp earlier this year, and we want to keep you in the loop about what’s…
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Posted by Dusty Strings - Mar 23, 2017, 2:52 PM
The scents of spring are starting to waft through our damp Seattle air, and our thoughts are turning to harp festivals! There are many wonderful…

Recent Forum Topics

Jul 18
@atomman wrote: Now that I am about to retire, I have determined it is time to learn something. 4 years ago I was on the Cliffs of Moher and heard this beautiful sound, it was a harpist. I told her I could make th…
Jul 15
@Mandy wrote: I am the mother of a very active 6 and 9 year old, as well as the owner of two beautiful dusty strings harps. We also have dogs, cats, occasional bottle lambs/calves trying to sneak into the house, an…
Jun 28
@harpcharla wrote: I purchased a Dusty Strings Pickup Jack Clamp and seem to have lost the enclosed instructions. I looked around on the site - is there somewhere I can download instructions for this item? Thank yo…
Jun 26
@ebsubman wrote: We are giving a FH26 to a young family member on the West coast (we're in CT). It was built in '87 with a S/N of 428, so the problem is should I trust a shipper to get it there and how much should I…
Jun 25
@Kiona wrote: We inherited this beautiful instrument but we know nothing about it, any information would help, we would love to tune it and learn to play- can anyone help identify this piece for me! IMG_0850.JPG302…
Jun 24
@Kiona wrote: Today my boyfriend and I inherited a D/10 hammered dulcimer that's fairly old, we have no idea about any of it! We would love to learn as my son is in a Waldorf school and instruments like these are hi…