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New Dusty Blog

Check out 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!

Order Strings Online!

We have a new online string store, which means you can order harp or hammered dulcimer strings on our website at any time of the day or night! (Don't worry - you can still order over the phone if you prefer.) Find the links under "Strings" in the top menu.

New Featured Harp and Featured Dulcimer Sections

Check out the Harps or Hammered Dulcimers pages for the latest one-of-a-kind instruments. Currently being featured is an FH34 "orphan" harp, made from gorgeous mismatched parts of different wood types, and a D550 chromatic hammered dulcimer with a stunning combination of black top, curly maple trim and abalone everywhere! Could one of these be the instrument of your dreams?


The Spring Fling Hammered Dulcimer Rendezvous - April 25-27

Ray will be down in Sandy, Oregon, for a weekend at the annual gathering of Northwest hammered dulcimer players. Unfortunately, registration is full, but if you're already signed up, be sure to check out the panel discussion on tuning and maintenance and ask Ray all of your questions!

Next up:  American Harp Society Conference

June 22-26, New Orleans. Check back for details!

New Products

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.

Pickup Jack Clamp - the no-drill harp pickup solution

If you've been drooling over a Dusty Harp Pickup, but agonizing over the decision to drill a hole in your beloved instrument for the jack, agonize no more. The Jack Clamp will securely hold your pickup jack in an elegant and 100% removable way.

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!