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Festivals

Stay tuned for 2017 festivals!

New Products

Mariachi 34

Look for more details soon about our Mariachi harp! We expect this new model to be available in late Spring 2017.

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!

Jan
27
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Our newest harp model is geared towards playing Mariachi music, specifically in school programs. The Mariachi 34 combines traditional Mexican lighter-tension strings and closer spacing with the affordability and time-tested reliability of o…
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Dec
22
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If you think you can't play harp, think again. Ginny Oman tells us what it's like to play harp with secondary progressive M.S., including the challenges she's had to overcome and the joys of her hospice work with harp.
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Nov
03
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You’ve probably heard at some point that bad things might happen if a wooden musical instrument gets too dry, but what does that actually mean? How dry is too dry? Is it the inside air or the outside air that matters? How do you measure it?…
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