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 - 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.
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Posted by Dusty - Sep 29, 2020, 12:34 PM
Dusty Strings' bi-annual harp festival is going online this year.
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Posted by Dusty - Apr 17, 2020, 10:43 AM
A few weeks ago, we put out a call for harp and hammered dulcimer players in isolation to join us in a community music-making project, and here's the final result!
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Posted by Dusty - Apr 9, 2020, 2:45 PM
This pandemic has created a unique set of challenges for everyone. With a stay at home order in place, we've had to put our instrument production on hold, and it has felt really important to all of us to find a way to contribute to the greater cause and to support the medical staff who are on the…