Dusty Strings Ravenna 26 Harp

Ravenna 26 with no sharping levers - black - $1,155.00

Ravenna 26 with Loveland sharping levers on C & F strings - black - $1,315.00

Ravenna 26 with full Loveland sharping levers - black - $1,645.00

Additional Charge for Optional Colors:
Natural neck and pillar - $50.00
Green back, neck and pillar - $195.00
Burgundy back, neck and pillar - $195.00

Optional Cases:
Economy case - $185.00
Deluxe case - $285.00
Backpack straps for either case - $35.00

Optional Drop-Down Leg:
Drop-down leg - $95.00

Optional Stand:
Stand with 5" legs - $185.00
Stand with 12 " legs - $185.00

Other Options:
Gut string option (when ordered with harp) - $220.00
Camac sharping levers on fully-levered model - $165.00
Installed pickup - $410.00
Extra Set of Strings - $135.00

To purchase this harp, please email Sylvia Woods at sylvia@harpcenter.com.
She will personally assist you in ordering your harp.

Range C to G Range:
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)

Click here to order strings for this harp.
Click here for a printable string chart for this harp.

• 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

Harp Description:
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.

Ravenna 26 Harp

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 black lacquer finish.
Soundbox: Laminated European birch with ash-grained black vinyl veneer.

Ravenna 26 Harp Colors

Standard Black Ravenna:
The basic, standard Ravenna model now comes with a black back, base, neck, and pillar, and a natural soundboard. Other color options are listed below, and are an additional cost.

Optional Natural:
The Ravenna with a natural wood neck and pillar is now available again for an extra charge of $50.

Optional Colors:
The Ravenna is also available in 2 other colors, for an additional $165. 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 on the left.

• Standard tuning key

Optional Cases:
There are two 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.

Ravenna 26 Harp with Long Leg

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:
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 $170.00.
If you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, the shipping 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 handcrafted@dustystrings.com if would like to order a harp being shipped to another country. They will be happy to help you.

The current wait time for these harps is generally 0 to 3 weeks. Please email Sylvia Woods at sylvia@harpcenter.com regarding availability and shipping time estimates, and to place your order.

Prices effective as of January 5, 2024, and are subject to change without notice.

Ravenna stand

We highly recommend this optional stand, available with 5" or 12" legs.

Ravenna 26 Harp with Long Leg

Click on the videos below to hear the Ravenna 26 harp.

The first video is by Sylvia Woods.

The remaining videos were recorded by Harper Tasche for Dusty Strings. The audio is the same for all 4 of the Harper Tasche videos, since there is no difference in sound for the various colors.

The Harper Tasche videos are © by Dusty Strings, and used here by permission.

Click here to see more videos of Dusty Strings harp models by Sylvia Woods.
Click here to see more videos of Dusty Strings harp models by Harper Tasche.


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Ravenna is a winner
By Karen Skidmore
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I was looking for small & portable harp with a large-ish sound, and the Dusty Strings "Ravenna" fits my needs very well. It's a nifty little harp, and the optional black finish looks totally cool! I think "Ravenna" will be a fine Second Harp. (My primary harp is a 34-string.) (Sylvia was such fun to deal with on the phone! Thanks, Sylvia!)

Amazing value, amazing sound!
By Nancy Webb
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With the same string spacing & tension as the Dusty Strings FH-26, the Ravenna also has the same great sound (I also have an FH-26 - the sound really is comparable!). Perfect for beginners, those on a budget, or anyone looking for a travel harp. The drop-down leg which comes with the harp works great to provide a stable base for playing while seated on a chair or stool. Highly recommended!