group of dusty strings harps and hammered dulcimers
group of dusty strings harps and hammered dulcimers
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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!

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Recent Blog Posts

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Posted by Dusty - Aug 20, 2021, 10:46 AM
While fluorocarbon strings sound wonderful on certain models of harp, they aren't particularly pleasant on a Dusty Strings harp that was optimized for nylon strings...
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Posted by Dusty - Jul 21, 2021, 1:18 PM
Our new harp model is still in development, but we're excited to share what we know so far, including a video of one of our latest prototypes.
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Posted by Dusty - Jun 21, 2021, 4:17 PM
We've got a new harp model in the works, and are slowly dropping hints before we reveal the full details. If you missed them on Facebook or Instagram, you can catch up here!
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Posted by Dusty - May 27, 2021, 3:00 PM
Dusty Strings can trace our roots back to the 1977 Northwest Folklife Festival, and we'd like to congratulate Folklife on 50 years of sharing folk music, art, dance, food, and other cultural expressions with the Seattle community.