To our Dusty Strings community,

In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Washington state has mandated that all non-essential businesses close their stores and offices so that Washington residents can stay home as much as possible. During this time, we will not be in the office to answer the phone, but some of our staff will be able to work from home, and we will be as available as possible by email. We look forward to staying in touch with you, and appreciate your patience if we are slower than usual to respond to your questions!

String & Accessory Orders

We know that music may be essential for many of you to get through this period with your sanity intact, and we are doing our best to ship what we can, while adhering to the guidelines for isolation. We should be able to fill most string orders, and can ship some other small accessories, but our capacity and supply are fairly limited. You are welcome to place online orders during this time, understanding that your card will be charged, and that, depending on the items ordered, it may be several weeks or even longer before we are able to ship them. We will communicate with you if your order is delayed, and once it is safe to go back to work, the orders that were placed earliest will ship first.

Instrument Orders

If you are interested in a harp or hammered dulcimer, please contact us by email! We are not able to build or ship instruments in an isolated way, but would be happy to answer questions and offer guidance, and can put you on a waiting list to get in touch with you when we are back up and running.

Allegro 26

Overview

  • 26 strings, 3½ octaves
  • Solid sapele neck, sides & back
  • Laminated Finland birch soundboard
  • Full set of Loveland sharping levers
  • Four removable legs included

The 26-string Allegro is an ideal harp for any traveling harpist, beginner or teacher. Its 3½ octaves make it conveniently portable yet provide it with enough range and fullness of sound to please a fine-tuned ear. Combining solid wood sides and back with the simplicity of a laminate soundboard creates a clear and bright sound, blending the affordability of the Ravenna 26 with some of the solid wood tone and volume of the FH26.

Available fully levered with Loveland sharping levers, or with Camac levers as an option. A set of straight-tapered detachable legs (included) raises the harp about 11½ inches to a comfortable playing height. Sets of 5-inch or 8-inch legs are also available.

CE26 or CD26 case available separately.

Price: $1895 Includes set of four 12-inch legs and T-handle tuning wrench

Please note that your harp will not look exactly like the photos you see here. Because wood is a natural material, and the color and grain vary from tree to tree, each harp we build is unique.

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Options

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Camac levers

Price: $165

The Dusty Harp Pickup installed

Price: $395

gut strings

Gut strings

Price: $220

Padded case

Padded case

Price: $150 - $240

Specifications

Range

  • 26 strings
  • 3½ octaves
  • Low: C one octave below middle C
  • High: G 2½ octaves above middle C

String composition

  • Treble and mid-range: nylon monofilament
  • Bass: nylon core with nylon wrap

Lever options

  • Full set of Loveland levers included
  • Camac levers available

Woods

  • Sides, back, neck and pillar: solid sapele
  • Soundboard: laminated Finland birch

Weight

  • Harp: approximately 14 pounds
  • Legs add 2 pounds

Note: the weight can vary by up to 2 pounds, depending on the density of the particular tree from which the harp was made.

Approximate Dimensions

  • Height at back of harp: 34½ inches
  • Height at front of harp: 39 inches
  • Legs add 5, 7½ or 11 inches
  • Maximum soundbox width: 9½ inches
  • Widest part of harp (front to back): 21½ inches
Line drawing showing approximate dimensions of Allegro 26 harp

Reviews

Reviews & Testimonials

1 Review(s)

  • DCMom
    May 5, 2018
    I bought this harp for my daughter when she started at age 6. She played on it for 4 years when she graduated to a larger harp (Lyon and Healy - Troubadour IV). Well. I like the sound of this harp better. I wanted to keep it but can't afford to keep both. A great, great beginner's harp. Only one negative comment: The case is "backward" meaning the legs slide down their casing when the harp is upward. Please put the leg casing up. It makes the packing much easier...

    Reply from Dusty Strings

    Dusty
    May 7, 2018
    Thanks for the feedback! We actually intend for the legs to be loaded into the case while the harp is on its back, since this is a more stable position. You are quite right that it would be difficult to get the legs into their pockets if you're putting them in while the harp is standing upright in its case, but we worry about the harp falling over in that position, so it wouldn't be our recommended method.

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