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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!


Somerset Folk Harp Festival

July 31 - August 3 in Parsippany, NJ. Probably the largest gathering of folk harp presenters, performers and exhibitors in the U.S.! Read more details here, and stay tuned for some photos of the harps we're taking with us.

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.

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 Somerset Folk Harp Festival is coming right up, and you won't have a better opportunity to try lots of different harps in one location! If you're curious to know what Dusty harps we'll be bringing, read on. We'll have one Ravenna 26 wi…
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If you have been casting around for the perfect opportunity to visit Seattle and hang out with a fun crowd of folk harpists, Harp Seattle could be just the thing! Dusty Strings’ three-day folk harp festival, which has happened in previous…
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The orphan harp idea was born when Martha Gallagher, harpist from upstate NY, toured our workshop. She spied a rack of dusty parts in the corner and asked what they were. When we told her they were waiting to be matched with new mates, havi…
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