Are Dusty Strings Harps good?

Are Dusty Strings Harps good?

Dusty Strings makes very high quality harps and the price is very affordable. The nylon strings do feel different than gut, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are bad… I really like the bright, clear sound of my Ravenna. It is also easy to get a big sound out of it without working very hard.

Where are Dusty Strings Harps made?

Seattle, WA
Welcome to the world of Dusty Strings harps! We are builders of lever harps (also commonly called folk or Celtic harps) and have been lovingly handcrafting our instruments in Seattle, WA since 1979.

What are the black strings on a harp?

What do the colours mean? The standard colour system on all modern concert and lever or Celtic harps uses Red for a C and Black for F. Harp strings are colour coded in order for the harpist to identify where he/or she is in the octave (and play the right notes!). This system reaches back nearly 200 years.

How many strings does a harp have?

47 strings
The harp is a unique instrument and many elements of how it is constructed bring light to how to play or write for the instrument. The modern harp has 47 strings and 7 pedals which raise or lower each pitch-class of strings.

How do you clean nylon harp strings?

Sanitizing Strings Alcohol does not have any solvent effects on our nylon or wire strings, so it is safe to wipe down the strings with alcohol wipes.

How do you clean a car harp?

The finish on your autoharp can be cleaned by gently wiping it with a microfiber cloth. You can dust the wood underneath the strings using a soft bristle brush. If you use a cleaner or polish, spray or dab the polish directly onto the cloth, then use the cloth to clean your instrument.

What are the colored strings on a harp?

The D, E, G, A, and B strings are normally colored white, while the C strings are colored red and the F strings either black or blue. The lowest strings are made of copper or steel-wound nylon, the middle-lower of catgut, and the middle to highest of nylon, although more or all of the strings may be gut.

How many strings does a dusty harp have?

Dusty Strings offers three sizes of harps, with 26, 34, and 36 strings. Dusty Strings harps have an unusually bright, clear tone with ample volume for both solo and ensemble work. They… Ravenna 26 with no sharping levers – $975.00 Ravenna 26 with Loveland sharping levers on C & F strings…

Why choose Dusty Strings?

The Dusty Strings company has been designing and building musical instruments in Seattle, Washington since 1978. They have developed a strong nationwide following based on high-quality, meticulous craftsmanship, and conscientious customer service. Their standards of finish and detailing delight even the most discriminating of woodworkers.

What kind of wood is used for harp strings?

Dusty Strings Harps. This reddish-brown wood boasts a lustrous, wavy grain that resembles mahogany both in color and texture, with a golden sheen. Sapele harps have a clear and warm tone, while maintaining Dusty Strings’ characteristic bright sound. Walnut is a rich brown with a generally vivid grain.

Why choose Dusty Strings Ravenna 34?

Dusty Strings’ characteristic bright, full sound, tuning stability, even tension across the strings, and meticulous craftsmanship make the Ravenna 34 a great value, and it has a two-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.