NEW Dusty Strings FH34S Staveback Harp
with full set of Loveland levers and deluxe case Sapele wood FH-34S - $6,395.00
Maple wood FH-34S - $6,395.00
Walnut wood FH-34S - $6,595.00
Figured cherry wood FH-34S - $6,595.00
Bubinga wood FH-34S - $6,795.00
Gut string option (when ordered with harp) - $270.00
Camac sharping levers - $225.00
Knotwork inlay on T-brace - $695.00
Soundboard inlay - $1,00.00
Bird's eye maple soundboard veneer - $275.00
Curly koa soundboard veneer (on maple harps only) - $275.00
Installed pickup - $435.00
Extra Set of Strings - $231.00
Backpack straps for case - $35.00
To purchase this harp, please call Sylvia Woods at (808) 212-9525,
or email her at email@example.com .
Sylvia will personally assist you in ordering your harp.
34 nylon strings. 4 3/4; octaves.
C up to A. (2 octaves below middle C, up to 3 octaves minus 2 notes above middle C)
Click here to order strings for this harp.
Click here for a printable string chart for this harp.
• Height at back of harp: 44", Height at front of harp: 48½", Stand adds 6"
• Soundboard width: 13"
• Weight in pounds: 17½ in walnut
Due to the pandemic, all models of Dusty Strings harps are on backorder. As of December 2022, the current estimated wait time for this harp is 10 to 12 months.
Please email Sylvia Woods firstname.lastname@example.org for current wait times.
Here's how Dusty Strings describes this newest model:
The staveback FH34S is our lightest-weight 34-string harp. Its sleek, petite shape, weight-saving details, and removable stand make it easy to transport. The 34 strings give it a satisfying playing range, and the solid wood construction produces the sophisticated sparkle that is characteristic of the Dusty FH line. It's a highly flexible and fun-to-play instrument that will shine on stage, in your living room, at the therapy bedside, or in a pub session.
The sound is sweet, warm, and beautifully balanced, with a full bass and clear, singing treble. It has the classic Dusty resonance and brightness with some more distinction between the notes and a slightly more focused sound than its larger siblings. The mid and treble strings are one gauge lighter than our other FH harps - just enough that your fingers will dance over them with ease, but you can still dig in without distortion.
The soundbox is a full, faceted, arched staveback shape, and the top of the soundboard is a comfortably narrow 4 inches. The harp nestles cozily into your shoulder, and you'll reach the lowest strings with ease. Options for different legs mean you can tailor the height to your particular preference. We are currently working on a standing-height stand, and will post more details as we have them.
The lightest weight combination of options is walnut wood with Loveland levers, weighing in at an average 17½ pounds, plus or minus a pound or so. The density of solid wood can vary from tree to tree, so the exact weight of any particular harp isn't something we can predict in advance. Camac levers are three quarters of a pound heavier than Lovelands, and choosing a different wood species will add up to a few pounds more. (We'll post weights for other wood species as soon as we have some more harps to weigh!)
• Neck, pillar, back and sides: sapele, walnut, maple, bubinga or figured cherry. (Click here for photos and information about the woods.)
• Soundboard: solid Honduras 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.
• Full set of Loveland sharping levers on all strings
• Custom tuning key
• Soft-shell case
See the links above for explanations of the options available for this harp.
Harp Essentials Program:
When you purchase a harp from the Sylvia Woods Harp Center, you can save 20% on strings, other select harp accessories, and music by Sylvia Woods through our Harp Essentials Program.
Shipping and Insurance:
Estimated shipping and shipping insurance for this harp within the continental U.S. is $435.
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 email@example.com if would like to order a harp being shipped to another country. They will be happy to help you.
Due to the pandemic, these harps are on backorder with an estimated 10 to 12 month wait. Please email Sylvia Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding availability
and shipping time estimates, and to place your order.
Prices effective as of January 17, 2023, and are subject to change without notice.
The first video below shows a prototype of this new model.
In the next video, Ray Mooers shows how to assemble the FH34 stand. © by Dusty Strings, and used here by permission.
Click here to see more videos of Dusty Strings harp models by Sylvia Woods.
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