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To our Dusty Strings community,

After ten weeks of working as best we could from home, we are relieved to be back in our workshop and office now! We have really appreciated everyone's patience so far, and we hope you'll continue to be patient with us as we resume our "normal" operations with a very limited capacity and an irregular schedule. Our first priority has to be the health of our employees and our community, and we are carefully following all of the safety practices recommended and required by the state of Washington. Within those limitations, we are doing the best we can to answer the phones and to respond to orders and emails, and we're grateful for your understanding if it takes us longer than usual to get back to you!

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Instrument Orders

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We sincerely appreciate your support during these uncertain times. It is hard to be a small business in the best of times, and this is a challenge on a scale we haven't faced in our 40 years, so we want you to know that both your continuing interest and your words of encouragement mean a lot to us!

FH26

Overview

  • 26 strings, 3½ octaves
  • Solid wood construction in choice of 5 woods
  • Full set of Loveland sharping levers
  • Set of four removable legs included
  • Deluxe case included

This 26-string 3½-octave harp has a sweet and surprisingly strong voice, with the added resonance that comes from solid wood construction. The FH26 can serve as a full-voiced beginner's harp or a high-quality portable harp for the established player. A child can set the FH26 on the floor and play comfortably while seated in a small chair.

Our top-of-the-line 26-string harp, the FH26 features tasteful fine woodworking details such as a book-matched soundboard and binding and purfling around the edges. It comes complete with a deluxe CD26 case, a full set of Loveland sharping levers (Camac levers are optional), a custom tuning wrench and four beautifully shaped and removable matching legs.

Click here for a video of attaching the legs.

Sapele: $2595

Maple: $2695

Walnut: $2795

Figured cherry or bubinga: $2895

Includes CD26 case, custom tuning wrench and leg set.

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

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Bird's-eye maple soundboard veneer

Price: $225

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Koa soundboard veneer (maple harps only)

Price: $225

The Dusty Harp Pickup installed

Price: $395

gut strings

Gut strings

Price: $220

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: sapele, walnut, maple, figured cherry or bubinga
  • Soundboard: solid mahogany overlaid with book-matched figured hardwood veneer and bordered with purfling and edge binding

Weight

  • Sapele: approximately 14 pounds
  • Walnut: approximately 13 pounds
  • Maple: approximately 16 pounds
  • Figured cherry: approximately 15 pounds
  • Bubinga: approximately 18 pounds
  • Legs add 1½ pounds
  • Case adds 5½ 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 11½ inches
  • Maximum soundbox width: 9½ inches
  • Widest part of harp (front to back): 21½ inches
Line drawing showing approximate dimensions of FH26 harp

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"My deepest and heartfelt thanks to all of you for creating one of the most beautiful harps (in both sight and sound) that I've ever played. For those times that I can't play my gorgeous Dusty 36S, this 26 gives me everything I could hope for in a smaller harp. I was blown away by the big, rich voice — and even more amazed hearing the new internal pickups when amplified. Even though I would lean toward playing a large 36 for a main stage performance, I had a feeling that this harp could hold its own even for that type of event — and I was right! After [I play], the sound guys are always first to rush up and find out what I’m using to get such great sound. These guys are the ones that know and give the system the highest of marks. Thank you again for making quality your priority. It shows in every aspect of my beautiful harp."

-Jeannie Page (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

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