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Festivals

Harp Seattle

October 7-9, 2016 at Dusty Strings. Featuring instruction and performances by Park Stickney, Kim Robertson, Maeve Gilchrist, Nicholas Carter and talented local harpists.

New Products

D670 Hammered Dulcimer

Our newest 4.5-octave chromatic hammered dulcimer has the super bass bridge on both the right and left.

D570 Hammered Dulcimer

Like the D670, this one has the super bass bridge on both sides, but it's smaller and more portable.

Tuning Wrench Holder for harps

You've been asking, and here it is! A soft leather holder that attaches to your harp and keeps your tuning wrench close at hand.

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!

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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!

Sep
15
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Are you a bold bubinga person or an understated walnut person? Did you choose the harp that matches your personality, or did opposites attract? Take this quiz to find out!
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Aug
30
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The theme of today's Stories from the Harp is physical movement. Hospitals are host to a lot of patients who are unable or unwilling to move, family and friends who have nothing to do but sit still and wait or anxiously pace the halls and w…
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Aug
17
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The short answer is yes, you probably can, but there are some important things to take into consideration so that you don't hurt your harp. There's also a lot of mystery surrounding harp strings and string tension, so we'd like to explain s…
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Tags : strings, gut