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Harp Column Magazine Features Dusty Strings

Ray and Sue (owners and founders of Dusty Strings) are on the front cover of the Harp Column's Jan-Feb 2015 issue! Inside is an interview with them and a short tour behind the scenes at Dusty Strings. Check it out.

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.


Spring Fling Hammered Dulcimer Rendezvous

April 23-29 in Oregon

Somerset Folk Harp Festival

July 23-26 in New Jersey

Southeastern Harp Weekend

October 23-25 in North Carolina

New Products

T-shirts and Tote Bags

We now have sturdy zippered canvas tote bags, and T-shirts in both men's and women's sizes, all with the Dusty Strings logo on the front.

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.

Dusty Strings article in the Harp Column

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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