- 34 strings, 4¾ octaves
- Solid wood construction in choice of 5 woods
- Full set of Loveland sharping levers
- Removable stand included
- Deluxe case included
The FH34, our compact 4¾-octave, solid wood harp delivers brightness, depth and clarity, and has a great playing range. This harp will satisfy both the professional and the beginner with its resonance and power, and will please the most discerning eye with a tasteful display of fine woodworking.
This harp is the same overall size as its well-loved 32-string predecessor, but now goes down to the low C in the bass. For playing comfort, we've added facets on the upper corners of the back. This "hybrid staveback" design provides the ergonomic benefits of our popular 36-string staveback harp at a portion of the cost.
To keep the carrying size down, the FH34 includes an innovative stand that has removable feet and nestles into the base of the harp, attaching in seconds with the twist of a knob and without needing to turn the harp upside down. The harp can also sit on the ground without the stand for those who like a lower height.
Figured cherry or bubinga: $5595
Includes CD34 case, stand and custom 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.
- 34 strings
- 4¾ octaves
- Low: C two octaves below middle C
- High: A 2¾ octaves above middle C
- Treble and upper mid-range: nylon monofilament
- Lower mid-range: nylon core with nylon wrap
- Bass: steel core with metal wrap
- Full set of Loveland levers included
- Camac levers available
- Sides, back, neck and pillar: sapele, walnut, maple, figured cherry or bubinga
- Soundboard: solid mahogany in the mid and upper ranges and spruce in the bass, overlaid with book-matched figured hardwood veneer and bordered with purfling and edge binding
- Sapele: approximately 19 pounds
- Walnut: approximately 18 pounds
- Maple: approximately 22 pounds
- Figured cherry: approximately 19 pounds
- Bubinga: approximately 25 pounds
- Stand adds 3 pounds
- Case adds 7½ 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.
- Height at back of harp: 44 inches
- Height at front of harp: 48 inches
- Stand adds 5 inches
- Maximum soundbox width: 13½ inches
- Widest part of harp (front to back): 27½ inches
Reviews & Testimonials
HelenAug 23, 2018I have just received my FH34 walnut harp with Celtic knot. I am over the moon with the quality and craftsmanship. She is stunning! However it is not just her looks, the sound is amazing and so responsive. I cannot thank you all enough for creating such an instrument. I can't quite believe she is mine!
CélineJul 24, 2018After over ten years of playing the pedal harp, I decided to go "back" to the celtic harp. So I went to the Edinburgh harp festival in the beginning of April to choose among all the harp makers that were there. I was set on buying a harp made in a celtic country, because I had this weird idea that it had to be so. I tried LOTS of beautiful harps, that my ears liked more or less, but none of them really did it for me. In the end I tried the Dusty String and BOOM it was like falling in love : my heart sang along with the music I played. The sound was so rich and alive! I liked all the different woods and was amazed at the difference of sound there is between them, and chose the walnut as it is for me the warmer one. A benefit is that I wanted a light portable harp (which is why I went for the FH34 and not the FH36 which is also amazing) and the walnut is the lightest wood. I'm thankful to Dusty Strings for making this harp that is perfect for me and that brings me so much joy.
"This harp is like a whole orchestra!"
-Iris Nevins, trying out an FH34 in cherry at the Somerset Harp Conference