The Dusty Blog

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Posted by Dusty - Dec 10, 2014, 4:47 PM
The Dulci-Tune is our newest musician's tool - an electronic tuner designed specifically for hammered dulcimer players.
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Posted by Dusty - Nov 4, 2014, 12:12 PM
We have one set of parts for an FH36S staveback harp made out of rare, highly-figured pommele sapele. Here's your chance to design the harp of your dreams!
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Posted by Dusty - Oct 29, 2014, 1:53 PM
We just got back from the Southeastern Harp Weekend in Asheville, NC and thought we'd share some photos of the experience from a vendor's point of view.
Thumbnail for Time Capsule: The Ravenna House c.1980
Posted by Dusty - Oct 8, 2014, 4:06 PM
We've told you the story of how Dusty Strings came to be, and now we're sharing a snapshot (well, a few snapshots) of the first few years and the particular place where it all began.
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Posted by Dusty - Sep 16, 2014, 12:59 PM
Here's a preview of the Dusty Strings harps you can see at the 2014 Southeastern Harp Weekend, including our new concert gut Boulevard and a special curly maple harp.
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Posted by Dusty - Aug 25, 2014, 3:07 PM
The 2014 Southeastern Harp Weekend is October 24th-26th in Asheville, NC.
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Posted by Dusty - Aug 19, 2014, 1:47 PM
A short video showing a nylon wound harp string being made.
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Posted by Dusty - Aug 11, 2014, 3:04 PM
We recently had Dusty Strings harp #001 in the shop for a tune-up, and we took the opportunity to ask the harp's owner, Peter Berry, a few questions.
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Posted by Dusty - Aug 5, 2014, 6:34 AM
We've been sorting through some of our old photos and documents recently, and we thought it would be fun to share a few "time capsule" moments from Dusty Strings history. To start off with, here is an authentic historical document from 1980 - a Seattle Times profile of the fledgling Dusty Strings Dulcimer Company.
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Posted by Dusty - Jul 30, 2014, 4:39 PM
Most hammered dulcimer makers offer both laminated (plywood) and solid wood instruments, and it can be difficult to know how to choose, or even how important the choice is. Here are some explanations and observations about the differences between the two materials.