Dusty Strings Harps

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Dusty Strings Ravenna 26 Harp

RAVENNA

  • Ravenna 26: 26 strings, 3½ octaves
  • Ravenna 34: 34 strings, 4¾ octaves
  • Solid ash neck, pillar, base & capital
  • Laminated Finland birch soundboard, sides & back

Playing the harp is much easier and more enjoyable when you have an instrument that sounds good and functions well, and this is the driving concept behind the Ravenna models. To provide the best performance, the Ravenna is made with the same high-quality hardware and materials as our more expensive models. So, in order to meet our goal of affordability for the most budget-conscious harpists, we came up with an innovative construction technique that reduces the time we put into building them. We also priced separately all the accessories and options that are useful but not immediately essential, which is why the base price includes just the instrument and a tuning wrench. Each person can add exactly what they want or need to fit their budget.

Dusty Strings Allegro Harp
Dusty Strings Crescendo 34 Harp

ALLEGRO AND CRESCENDO MODEL

Solid sapele back, sides, and neck. Laminated European birch soundboard. Full set of Loveland sharping levers. Legs or stand included.

Instruments

Allegro 26 (full levers, includes four 12″ legs)………………… ………………… $1625.00

Crescendo 34 (full levers, includes stand with four 5″ legs) ………………….. 3095.00

 

Options & Accessories

Camac Sharping Levers, installed

for Allegro 26…………………… ……………………… ………………… …………….165.00

for Crescendo 34 …………………… …………………… ………………… ………….225.00

Legs only for Crescendo 34 or Allegro 26 stand (set of four)

5″ or 8″………………… ………………… ………………………… ………………………..50.00

12″…………………… …………………… ………………………… ………………………….60.00

 

Gut strings (installed when harp is built)

Allegro 26 ………………… …………………… ……………………… ………………….220.00

Crescendo 34…………………… ………………… …………………… ………………..270.00

 

Cases

CE26 (economy case, fits Allegro 26) ……………… ………………… ………………..$99.00

CD26 (deluxe case, fits Allegro 26)…………… …………………… …………………..190.00

CD34 (fits Crescendo 34) ………………… ……………… ……………… ………………..260.00

Backpack straps (for CD34, CD26 or CE26)………… …………… ……………..32.00

Dusty Strings FH26 Harp
Dusty Strings FH34 bubinga Harp

FH MODELS

All solid wood construction. Top-of-the-line detailing and wood selection. Full set of Loveland sharping levers. High quality case included.

Instruments

FH26 Package (with matching leg set and CD26 case)

sapele ………………… ………………… …………………… ………………………. $2325.00

maple ………………… …………………… ………………………… …………………… 2425.00

walnut …………………… ……………………… ……………………… ……………….. 2475.00

figured cherry …………………… ………………… ………………… ………………. 2625.00

bubinga……………… ………………… ………………………… ……………………… 2625.00

 

FH26 Double-Strung Package (with matching leg set and CD26 case)

maple ……………… …………………… …………………………… …………………… 3595.00

figured cherry …………………… ………………………… …………………………. 3845.00

bubinga………… ……………… …………………… …………………… ……………… 3845.00

FH34 Package

sapele ……………… ………………… ………………… …………………… …………… 4775.00

maple ………………… …………………… ………………… ……………… …………… 4975.00

walnut …………… …………………… ……………… ………………… ……………….. 5055.00

figured cherry …………… ……………… ……………… ………………… …………. 5275.00

bubinga…………… ………………… ………………… ………………… ……………… 5275.00

 

FH36H Package

sapele ………………… …………………… …………………… ………………………… 5195.00

maple …………………… ………………… ………………… ………………… ………… 5395.00

walnut ………………… ……………………… ………………… ……………………….. 5495.00

figured cherry …………… ……………… ………………… ……………… …………. 5695.00

bubinga………………… ……………………… ……………………… ………………… 5695.00

 

FH36S Package

sapele …………………… ……………………… ……………………… ………………… 5895.00

maple ………………… ……………………… ……………………… …………………… 6095.00

walnut ………………… ……………………… ………………………… ……………….. 6195.00

figured cherry ………………… ………………… ………………… ………………. 6395.00

bubinga………………… …………………… ………………………… ………………… 6395.00

 

Pedal gut strings at concert harp tension. Staveback construction. Solid black-lacquered beech neck and pillar, laminated European birch soundbox with black ash-grained vinyl veneer, laminated European birch soundboard. Includes case and stand with 5″ legs. Full set of Loveland sharping levers.

Camac Sharping Levers, installed

for FH26 ………………… ……………………… …………………… ………………….$165.00

for FH36S, FH36H or FH34…………… ……………… ………………………..225.00

Abalone Inlay (for FH36S, FH36H or FH34)

Celtic knot on front of pillar …………… ………………… ……………………..650.00

Abalone inlay around soundboard……………… ………………… …………..800.00

 

Custom Soundboard Veneers

Bird’s-eye maple (for any wood type) or curly koa (for maple harps only)

FH26 …………………… ………………………… ………………………… …………….$225.00

FH36S, FH36H or FH34……………… ………………… ………………………..250.00

FH26 Harp Leg Set (raises harp 11½”)

Note: Now included in FH26 Package

sapele, walnut, maple, or bubinga ………………… ……………… ……………160.00

Gut Strings (installed when harp is built) FH26………………… ……………… ……………………… ………………… …………….220.00

FH36S, FH36H or FH34 ………………… …………………… …………………..270.00

 

Harp Cases

CE26 (economy, fits FH26, Allegro 26 or Ravenna 26) …………… ……………$99.00 CD26

(deluxe, fits FH26, Allegro 26 or Ravenna 26) …………… ……………..190.00 CD34

(fits FH34, Crescendo 34, Boulevard Classic 34 or Ravenna 34 )…..260.00

CH36 (fits FH36S or FH36H)…………… ………………… ……………… …………455.00

Backpack Straps for CD34, CD26 or CE26 ……………… …………… ……….32.00

Dusty Strings Boulevard Harp

Boulevard Classic 34

  • 34 Strings, 4¾ octaves
  • Solid beech neck and pillar
  • Laminated birch soundboard, sides and back
  • Concert-tension gut strings
  • Removable stand
  • Full set of Loveland sharping levers
  • Deluxe case

The 34-string Boulevard was designed with classical players and students in mind, and is quite different in feel and sound from our other harps. The tone is warm and full and the higher-tension concert gut strings provide a shorter sustain than the “typical” Dusty Strings sound. This makes the Boulevard an ideal choice for classical repertoire and for players and students who want a feel similar to that of a pedal harp.

Based on our popular Ravenna 34, the Boulevard features the same innovative and affordable construction technique, the comfortable stave back body, and the easily removable stand. We designed it to be as lightweight and portable as possible in a full-range harp, without sacrificing the quality of the hardware or the construction. The package includes a full set of Loveland sharping levers, tuning wrench, stand and CD34 case.

The four-legged stand is quickly and easily removable without needing to turn the harp over, and comes apart to fit in the case pocket. It includes 5” legs, but 8” legs can be substituted if you prefer the harp to be situated higher up.

The case is made of durable, water-resistant cordura with thick foam padding, a convenient shoulder strap and a multitude of pockets for your stand, music, extra strings and other accessories.

Price: $2895 Includes CD34 case, stand with 5" legs and T-handle tuning wrench.

In business since 1979, Dusty Strings Harp’s high degree of consistency from instrument to instrument helps people know that when they’ve played and liked a particular harp Dusty Strings has made, they can order that model for themselves with confidence. Even though each piece of wood has its own individual characteristics, the general quality of sound and construction will be the same. The only differences in the performance of their models are those that result from small, cumulative design improvements over time.

They focus on quality and consistency, using CADD (computer aided design and drafting) techniques to design their instruments and to produce precision jigs and fixtures. They use a computer numerical controlled (CNC) router, which is the ultimate tool for accuracy and repeatability, to help make the jigs and some of the instrument parts. Together with their craftspeople’s attention to detail and their skillful use of a host of woodworking tools, this use of technology ensures that the parts they make fit tightly and exactly every time.