Dusty Strings lever harp neck made of curly maple


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). 

Featured Harp

FH34 "Orphan"

Are you looking for a way to do some good this holiday season? Or perhaps you're searching for a "low-maintenance" companion to brighten up the winter months? Adopt an orphan (harp)!

This lovable "mapwalnupele" creature may not look like your conventional, purebred harp, but it has a heart of gold. The mixture of maple, walnut, and sapele woods gives it a totally unique personality that is somewhat on the warmer side, but not without a mischievous sparkle in its eye. And how about those flashy curly maple racing stripes on its back? We think this harp will really open up and respond well to a warm and loving forever home.

Every orphan harp that has come into being at Dusty Strings has been totally unique. When a set of matching parts has to be broken up because of a flaw in one piece, the left over "orphaned" parts sit on a shelf, waiting hopefully for new mates to show up some day. As there is quite a bit of variation in solid wood grain from tree to tree, these parts can wait for a long time for a match. Instead, we choose to keep them from going to waste by combining an assortment of woods into completely unique harps, each with their own personality.

If this plucks your harp strings into considering adoption, give us a call!

This harp has 34 strings and includes a full set of Loveland sharping levers, a removable stand, and a deluxe case. More details about the FH34 model can be found here, and you're welcome to contact us if you have questions about or are interested in this particular harp.

Price: $5095 SOLD