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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 - 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…
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Posted by Dusty Strings - Jan 27, 2017, 4:02 PM
Our newest harp model is geared towards playing mariachi music, specifically in school programs. The Serrana 34 (formerly Mariachi 34) combines…

Recent Forum Topics

Jun 19
@Shira wrote: I am looking for a harp to travel with, in particular, one that can go in the overhead bin of a plane. I loved the sound of the Ravenna on the Dusty website. Is this small enough to travel with? I pref…
Jun 7
@MikaylaG wrote: I find when I'm playing I'm always one string short and was wondering if I could add a low B string on my harp. Posts: 3 Participants: 2 Read full to…
May 25
@perlgrl wrote: Hi all. I recently purchased a used FH36B harp with its CH36 case. Unfortunately, it seems that the case had been stored in a musty basement for some considerable time and now it has a very strong, …
May 23
@perlgrl wrote: Hi! I'm new to the forum, so sorry if this type of question has been asked before, but I have recently purchased an older FH36B with the serial number 1977. I'd like to know when it was made and what…
May 22
@Biagio wrote: Christy, just curious: have you folks considered introducing a wire strung harp recently (a friend of mine has one that Ray made years ago and it still sounds great)? I know there is not a great deal…
May 18
@Zooby wrote: I am trying learn more about a specific FH36B harp. I have the serial #4096. Is there anyway to determine the age of the harp by the serial number? Also, I am not familiar with the B model. …