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Boulevards are Shipping

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

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

We've posted the list of Dusty harps going to Southeastern! This is your chance to try out the new concert-tension Boulevard, hear the Dusty Harp Pickup in action, or maybe fall in love with our special FH34 in rich curly maple with koa trim...

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.

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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We've told you the story of how Dusty Strings came to be, and now we're sharing a snapshot (well, a few snapshots) of the first few years and the particular place where it all began. Take yourself back to 1980... This is the Ravenna House.…
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We're starting to see signs of fall here in Seattle, and our thoughts are turning to the Southeastern Harp Weekend and the harps we're gathering up to take with us. We highly recommend attending the harp tasting on Friday if you can. We're …
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One of the benefits of a small harp is the ability to take it out of your living room to play in awesome and unusual spaces. Here are a few videos we've seen of our Ravenna 26 out and about, and we love to see more if you have one to share!…
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