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.

FH26 Double-Strung

Overview

  • 26 strings per side, 3½ octaves
  • Solid wood construction in choice of 3 woods
  • Full set of Loveland sharping levers
  • Set of four removable legs included
  • Deluxe case included

With two banks of parallel strings, each with a full set of sharping levers, this double-strung harp offers a new level of creativity. The FH26 double-strung is available in maple, figured cherry and bubinga woods.

With the double-strung setup, each hand has free access to the harp's entire range, permitting arrangements that would typically require a much larger harp. Different lever settings, intricate arrangements, complex harmonies and echo effects add to the potential techniques this harp can inspire.

Maple: $3995

Figured cherry or bubinga: $4195

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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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

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 on each side

Woods

  • Sides, back, neck and pillar: maple, figured cherry or bubinga
  • Soundboard: solid mahogany overlaid with book-matched figured hardwood veneer and bordered with purfling and edge binding

Weight

  • Maple: approximately 18 pounds
  • Figured cherry: approximately 16 pounds
  • Bubinga: approximately 19 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

Reviews

Reviews & Testimonials

1 Review(s)

  • Jesse
    Sep 30, 2018
    I have been a very happy owner of a Dusty bubinga double-strung harp since 2001, and I've recorded three albums on it, in addition to playing it on many other recordings, in concerts, in pub sessions in Ireland and busking in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Not only does it sound AMAZING, but it is also an incredibly comfortable harp to play! The lighter tension is easy on the hands, and the two rows of strings make creating awesome arrangements a breeze. I've played other double harps and Dusty doubles are by far the best sounding double harps in this octave range, and they are very reliable harps and easy to tune (important when you have to tune so many strings!). I would highly recommend these harps as a first choice for anyone looking to explore the double harp. Excellent for playing fast Irish dance tunes, adapting traditional mbira tunes to harp, playing more chromatic stuff (I set the levers different on each side to play the harp part for "She's Leaving Home" by the Beatles), or playing traditional Welsh harp music where the double strung sound is used in tune variations to create an "echo" melody. I am very partial to the bubinga because it's rich in the low end and very sparkly in the treble. The double rows of strings also add a little more resonance than single-strung harps of the same size. Bottom line is, Dusty harps sound beautiful, have practical hardware, are easy to play, and seem to last forever. Simply a superb instrument!

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