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How to Keep Your Harp or Hammered Dulcimer Safe from Cracking in the Winter Months

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? What’s actuall…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2016/11/how-keep-your-harp-or-hammered-dulcimer-safe-cracking-winter-months/

Quiz: Which harp wood are you?

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!
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2016/09/which-harp-wood-are-you/

When does wood choice in harps matter?

So you’re reaching the end of your quest for the perfect harp. You’ve considered the number of strings you want, the size of the harp, pedals vs. levers and so on, and you’ve finally found the right model for you. But one last decision remains: which wood…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2015/01/when-does-wood-choice-harps-matter/

Plywood vs. Solid Wood Hammered Dulcimers

Most hammered dulcimer makers offer both laminated (plywood) and solid wood instruments, and it can be difficult to know how to choose, or even how important the choice is. Here are some explanations and observations about the differences between the two …
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/07/plywood-vs-solid-wood-hammered-dulcimers/