26 nylon strings. 3 1/2; octaves.
C up to G. (1 octave below middle C, up to 2 1/2; octaves above middle C)
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• Height: 39"
• Maximum height with optional short drop-down leg extended: 54"
• Maximum height with optional long drop-down leg extended: 66"
• Soundboard width: 11.5"
• Weight: approximately 14 pounds
For the discriminating and budget-minded beginner, traveler, teacher, or student, the 26-string Ravenna fills many needs with its affordability, reliability, portability, and most importantly its rich and satisfying sound. Its innovative design and construction techniques (patent pending) allow the makers to incorporate more features than are usually found in harps in this price range. The stave-back soundbox makes for great playing comfort. Dusty Strings' characteristic bright, full sound, tuning stability, even tension across the strings, and meticulous craftsmanship make the Ravenna 26 a great value, and it has a two-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
An extremely innovative and useful feature of this remarkable harp is the optional drop-down leg, which drops smoothly into place for convenient and adjustable playing support. Because of this feature, the harp can be quickly and easily adjusted to your correct playing height, without the hassle of additional legs or stools. The leg easily slides out of the way, back inside the harp, when not in use.
Loveland sharping levers are optional on the Ravenna 26. All the lever holes are pre-drilled, making it easy to add levers at a later date.
Soundboard: Clear finished laminated European birch.
Neck and Pillar: Solid ash with a clear lacquer finish.
Soundbox: Laminated European birch with ash-grained black vinyl veneer.
The basic, standard Ravenna model comes with a black back and base, and a natural soundboard, neck and pillar, as shown in the photo above. Other color options are listed below, and are an additional cost.
The Ravenna is also available with a black neck and pillar for an extra $50. With this option, the entire harp is black, with the exception of the natural soundboard. See the photo below.
The Ravenna is also available in 2 other colors, for an additional $160. You can choose burgundy or green. With these options, the soundboard is natural, and the base and the capital (the part at the top of the soundbox) are black. The back, neck, and pillar are the color you choose: burgundy or green. See the photo below.
• Standard tuning key
There are two new form-fitting, soft-shell cases that fit the FH26, Allegro, and Ravenna harps. The Economy Case has foam padding with a cordura exterior, zipper closing, shoulder strap, and an exterior pocket for music and other accessories. The Deluxe Case is the deluxe version, with more substantial foam, a plush interior, and two exterior accessory pockets, one of which has slots for four legs. Both cases include D-rings to attach optional pack straps, which allow the harp to balance comfortably on the back, even on a bicycle.
Optional Drop-Down Leg:
This easy-to-install optional single leg drops down from the base of the harp at the twist of a knob, raising the harp to a comfortable playing height without the need for a separate stand. You can carry the harp into a lesson, jam session or hospital and be playing in seconds. For added flexibility, or for bedside work, you can even play while standing, and the non-skid foot pad makes it comfortably stable with the harp resting against your shoulder. A moveable stop-collar lets you drop the leg to the same height each time, and easily re-adjust for changing situations.
Optional Stand: (see photos below)
We highly recommend this optional black stand. It provides a stable base for the Ravenna 26, and gets the harp to a comfortable playing height. It quickly attaches to the harp base with the twist of a knob, raising the harp 12". Made of black lacquered ash, this handy stand easily disassembles for travel. You do not need to remove the built-in harp leg in order to attach this stand to your Ravenna harp.
Since all of the Ravenna harps have a black base, this black stand looks great with any of the Ravenna colors. It is also available with 5" legs, which are great for children. See the photos below.
Harp Essentials Program:
Click here for information about our Essentials Program. You can save 20% on strings and other select harp accessories when you purchase a harp from the Sylvia Woods Harp Center.
Shipping and Insurance:
Shipping and shipping insurance for this harp within the continental U.S. is $125.
If you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, the cost will be higher. We will send you a shipping quote before finalizing your order.
Due to logistical reasons, we do not take orders for Dusty Strings harps shipped outside of the US. Please contact Dusty Strings directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if would like to order a harp being shipped to another country. They will be happy to help you.
Please contact us regarding availability and shipping time estimates, and to place your order. These harps are usually in stock, ready for immediate delivery. If not in stock, the wait is approximately 1 to 6 weeks.
Prices effective through December 31, 2020.