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Welcome to the world of Dusty Strings harps! We are builders of lever harps (also commonly called folk or Celtic harps) and have been lovingly handcrafting our instruments in Seattle, WA since 1979. We invite you to browse to your heart's content, and if at any point you would prefer to talk to a person, feel free to give us a call! We won't bombard you with pushy sales tactics, and we would love to answer any questions you might have (or help you figure out what questions to ask).
These unique harps are available for adoption. If one of them strikes a chord in your heart, we'd love to talk with you!
This decked-out beauty has seen the world! Or, at least, it's been all the way to New Jersey to be played and admired and performed on at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival. It is now back in its birthplace of Seattle, Washington, awaiting its forever home. With lots of playing time on it already, the sound has really opened up, with the rich warm tone of the walnut wood underlying the shimmery sparkle that's characteristic of Dusty Strings harps.
The black lacquer allows the natural texture and grain of the walnut to be seen and admired. The colorful abalone around the edges of the curly maple soundboard sparkles when it catches the light. And the installed pickup means this harp is ready for anything!
More details about the FH34S model can be found here, and you're welcome to contact us if you have questions about or are interested in this particular harp. Included: full set of Camac sharping levers, detachable stand with four legs, Dusty Harp Pickup, deluxe zippered case, and tuning wrench.
This harp combines the full, rich tone of our popular Crescendo model with an elegant coat of black lacquer and the tasteful edge binding and purfling that is normally only found on our FH harps.
More details about the Crescendo 34 model can be found here, and you're welcome to contact us if you have questions about or are interested in this particular harp. Included: full set of Loveland sharping levers, detachable stand with four legs, and tuning wrench. CD34 case available separately.
As woodworkers, we're appreciative of the natural variations that make each harp unique, but every once in a while a piece of wood chooses to reveal something rather unsightly in its final stages of sanding. Rather than throw out a perfectly good and otherwise beautiful instrument, we'll sometimes choose to give it new life by lacquering it black. As in clothing, black makes for wonderful camouflage! The texture of the solid sapele wood grain shows through in an appealing way, and any discoloration disappears. The overall effect of a midnight harp with the silver shine of the Camac levers is quite striking.
More details about the Allegro model can be found here, and you're welcome to contact us if you have questions about or are interested in this particular harp. Included: full set of Camac sharping levers, four detachable legs, and tuning wrench. CE26 or CD26 case available separately.