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!

Recent Blog Posts

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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…
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Posted by Dusty - Jul 17, 2017, 1:06 PM
Join us this summer for Folk Harp Boot Camp with Harper Tasche and a free introduction to the hammered dulcimer with Dusty Strings co-founder Ray…
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Posted by Dusty - Jun 19, 2017, 3:38 PM
Our newest harp model, the Serrana 34, is inspired by (but not limited to!) the mariachi tradition. With closer string spacing and lighter tension on…
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Posted by Dusty - Jun 1, 2017, 5:29 PM
There have been some developments since we introduced our mariachi-inspired harp earlier this year, and we want to keep you in the loop about what’s…

Recent Forum Topics

Sep 9
@Basenji_Mom wrote: I am a WA/CA snowbird and have a Dusty Ravenna 34 in my WA home. I plan on leaving it there during the winter and wonder if it is best to leave it up and covered with a sheet or blanket or put …
Aug 30
@kachinaaimee wrote: Hi there everyone! Great forum, I’m just writing to ask, I bought the most beautiful Ravenna 34 used about 5 months ago… I am in the UK so it can get damp and I went away for about a week and th…
Aug 27
@Evolene wrote: Hello everyone, I saw that Dusty Strings has produced a DVD with Laurie Riley, called “Secrets of the Celtic Style”. There is a booklet published with it. I have hear a lot of good about this book, a…
Aug 22
@vikjon wrote: I not so recently purchased a D45 and needing to know if I can retune the high Bb to C# and if I need to get a different size string so as not to mess with the tension. I seldom use the Bb … I will pr…
Aug 21
@Robz wrote: Hi everybody, I’m a bit stressed since a few days because I discovered a bump on the soundboard of my PD40. The bump is located around the rosace. It’s there since a month maximum. I don’t have a camer…
Aug 7
@Jay wrote: Good Afternoon everyone, My name is Jay from Ontario, Canada. I was doing some research online about cimbaloms because I just acquired my first one and stumbled upon your site. I am still learning about …