The Dusty Strings workshop will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th.

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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!

Recent Blog Posts

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Posted by Dusty - May 16, 2019, 5:27 PM
40 years in business means a lot of music, a lot of friendships, and a lot of memories, and we're excited to share some stories from the people who have made Dusty Strings what it is today.
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Posted by Dusty - Jun 22, 2018, 4:16 PM
If you plan to travel internationally with a harp or dulcimer containing bubinga wood, here's what you need to know.
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Posted by Dusty - Apr 5, 2018, 4:22 PM
When you're going through a dry winter and can't get the humidity up to a safe level in your instrument room, but you don't want the hassle of putting the instrument away in its case all the time, what can you do?
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Posted by Dusty - Sep 5, 2017, 2:56 PM
After her organization received funding for a harp that will live at a local hospital for a rotating crew of therapeutic harpists to play, Nancy Hartwig wrote us to say how much she loves her Ravenna 34 and to fill us in on some of the wonderful things that are happening in the Northern California…