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Hammered Dulcimers on TV!

Our D550 model and three spectacular dulcimer players will be featured on the Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, which is producing a celebration of the hammered dulcimer on January 26th. Attend the show in Lexington, KY, stream it live by joining, or check your local public TV or radio station listings in the spring for the broadcast.

Accessories and Hardware for Sale on the Website

You can now buy harp accessories, hammered dulcimer accessories and hardware on our website!

Gut Strings For Sale on the Website

At long last, gut strings for Dusty harps are available for purchase on our harp string ordering page.


Edinburgh International Harp Festival

April 10-15 in Scotland, UK

Somerset Folk Harp Festival

July 23-26 in New Jersey

Southeastern Harp Weekend

October 23-25 in North Carolina

New Products

New Colors for Wristies!

Now in aqua and pistachio.

Dulci-Tune electronic tuner for hammered dulcimers

This is our new tool for hammered dulcimer players. It's an electronic tuner that mounts on a tuning pin, works great in noisy environments, and can stay in place while you play!

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.

Our online store is up and running!

Check out our harp and hammered dulcimer accessories and hardware!

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!

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Loading video... Meet Karen Alley - multi-instrumentalist, Ph.D. student and 2014 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion! She has very kindly taken a break from her glaciology studies in Boulder, CO to answer some questions about hammered du…
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So you’re reaching the end of your quest for the perfect harp. You’ve considered the number of strings you want, the size of the harp, pedals vs. levers and so on, and you’ve finally found the right model for you. But one last decision re…
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We are excited to announce that we have some new harp recordings up on our website! You can now hear all of our FH harps in figured cherry, as well as the FH34 in maple and our new Boulevard Classic 34. It's not a quick and easy process f…
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