The Dusty Blog
Posted by Dusty - Aug 29, 2019, 5:24 PM
We are so grateful to Sunita Staneslow for being our harp case beta tester! We outfitted the case for her Camac Ulysse and sent her off with it from the Somerset harp festival in July. The harp has now been loaded and unloaded on seven different planes, and Sunita has been sending us regular updates, great observations and suggestions, and glowing words of praise.
Posted by Dusty - Jul 9, 2019, 2:33 PM
It’s not every year you get to celebrate 40 years of building instruments, and when we realized that harp #20000 would coincide with our 40th anniversary, we got inspired to make it something really special.
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 a durable and affordable body, this harp is an ideal instrument for school mariachi programs or for any player looking for a harp that's responsive and easy on the hands.
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 going on!
Posted by Dusty - Jan 27, 2017, 4:02 PM
Our newest harp model is geared towards playing mariachi music, specifically in school programs. The Serrana 34 (formerly Mariachi 34) combines traditional Mexican lighter-tension strings and closer spacing with the affordability and time-tested reliability of our Ravenna harps.
Posted by Dusty - May 5, 2016, 3:43 PM
Announcing our second new chromatic dulcimer model this year, the D570! If you were intrigued by the concept of the low bass notes being playable on both the right and the left, but if the D670 seemed a little big for you, the D570 could be just right...
Posted by Dusty - Feb 10, 2016, 1:09 PM
After more than two years of research and development (and many more years of begging and pleading by dulcimer players), we are pleased to announce the new D670 – our ultimate-chromatic-extended-range-super-bass-on-both-sides dulcimer!
Posted by Dusty - Dec 10, 2014, 6:47 PM
The Dulci-Tune is our newest musician's tool - an electronic tuner designed specifically for hammered dulcimer players.
Posted by Dusty - Jun 24, 2014, 2:06 PM
What does it take to launch a new harp model? A creative and resourceful research and development team, careful planning, a lot of testing and problem-solving, and a few measly little Very Important Details…
Posted by Dusty - Apr 29, 2014, 9:26 AM
Meet the Boulevard Classic 34!