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Boulevards are Shipping

Our new pedal gut lever harp could be on its way to a dealer near you!

HARP Seattle

Get ready for a 3-day festival of harp workshops, concerts and jam sessions held at Dusty Strings! October 10th - 12th, 2014

The Dusty Blog

Dusty Strings has a new blog! We think you'll particularly like our first blog post - the story of hammered dulcimer #1 and the humble origins of Dusty Strings. You don't want to miss the photos of this classic instrument!


Southeastern Harp Weekend

October 24 - 26, Asheville, NC

New Products

Boulevard Classic 34 - our new concert tension harp

Our newest harp model is strung in pedal gut and has a darker tone and a shorter sustain than the typical Dusty sound. It's great for playing classical repertoire and might also appeal to lever harpists who are looking for something less bright.

Dusty Duo-Tune - harp tuning simplified

What if your harp tuning key, electronic tuner and tuner pick-up were all combined into a single handy object? Meet the Duo-Tune. Once you try it, you'll never go back.

Harp Seattle 2014 festival

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!

The 2014 Southeastern Harp Weekend is taking place October 24th - 26th at the beautiful Lutheridge retreat center in Asheville, NC. There are tons of workshops on everything from technique to improvisation to harp care, plus two fantastic c…
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Stringwinder noun  1. A specialized machine for manufacturing wound harp strings, or 2. The detail-oriented operator of said machine. We make all of our own wound harp strings here at the Dusty Strings shop, and in order to get what we fee…
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Peter Berry and Ray Mooers with Dusty harp #001 It's not that often that we get to see the very earliest Dusty instruments, so when Seattle harpist Peter Berry brought harp #001 into the shop for a tune-up, we all gathered around to coo …
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