Dusty Strings Ravenna 34 Harp

Ravenna 34 with Loveland sharping levers on C, F & B strings - black - $2,335.00

Ravenna 34 with full Loveland sharping levers - black - $2,695.00

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:
Deluxe case - $360.00
Backpack straps for case - $35.00

Optional Stand or Drop-Down Leg:
Stand with 5" legs - $185.00
Drop-down leg - $95.00

Other Options:
Gut string option (when ordered with harp) - $270.00
Camac sharping levers on fully-levered model - $225.00
Installed pickup - $445.00
Extra Set of Strings - $277.00

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

Range C to A

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 of the harp itself (without the stand or the leg extended): 49"
• Maximum height with optional drop-down leg extended: 70"
• Soundboard width: 14"
• Weight: 21 pounds

Harp Description:
Quality construction meets affordability in the Ravenna 34, a portable, stave-back harp designed for the discerning, cost-conscious harp enthusiast who requires a reliable, full-range instrument with a rich, satisfying sound.

Using the same innovative design and construction techniques as the popular Ravenna 26, the Ravenna 34 offers almost five full octaves of distinctive Dusty Strings sound in a very affordable instrument. It has a warm, strong bass balanced by a bright, clear treble, even string tension for precision while playing, and high-quality materials and refined craftsmanship for lasting value. With an array of available options, the Ravenna 34 invites you to thoroughly enjoy exploring a full-range harp.

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 34 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. The harp can be quickly and easily adjusted to your correct playing height, without the hassle of additional legs or stools. With a 20" range of adjustment, the harp can easily be played sitting or standing. The leg easily slides out of the way, back inside the harp, when not in use.

The Ravenna 34 comes with Loveland sharping levers on C, F, and B strings. All the lever holes are pre-drilled, making it easy to add levers at a later date. It can also be ordered with a full set of Loveland levers.

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.

Standard Black Ravenna:
The basic 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 $195. 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

Optional Soft Case:
This optional form-fitting, soft-shell case features foam padding, a cordura exterior, zipper closing, a shoulder strap, and a variety of pockets for holding music accessories. It includes D-rings to attach optional backpack straps, which allow the harp to balance comfortably on the back.

Optional Stand:
This black stand is great for people who want a stable base for their Ravenna 34 Harp. It quickly attaches to the harp base with the twist of a knob, raising the harp 5". 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. Since all of the Ravenna harps have a black base, this black stand looks great with any of the Ravenna colors. 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 $435.00.
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 34

Left: Optional black finish with optional stand.
Right: Standard finish with fully extended optional drop-down leg.

Ravenna Colors

Optional burgundy, green or black finish.
(Shown on Ravenna 26 models.)

Ravenna 34 Stand

Optional removable stand on harp

Ravenna 34 Stand Parts

Parts of the optional stand


Click on the videos below to hear the Dusty Strings Ravenna 34 harp.

The first video is by Sylvia Woods.

The second video was recorded by Harper Tasche for Dusty Strings, © by Dusty Strings, and used here by permission.

The finish color of the Ravenna 34 Harps does not change the sound.

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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A good option for a student
By Gwen H.
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I started playing the harp with a 26 string Sharpsicle and was beginning to feel a bit cramped but I still was not in a position to afford a full-size, good-quality harp. The 34 string Ravenna filled my needs perfectly and its reasonable price made it the solution to my problems. The harp has a lovely tone, considering its low price, and it looks beautiful. I've really enjoyed having it. I certainly recommend this harp to anyone on a budget, students who don't want to commit to a full-size harp or anyone who wants an inexpensive but good quality instrument. Between this harp and the Harpsicle line, a beginning harper has a wonderful array of options, no need to settle for a low quality harp. By the way, the customer service was very good and the shipping was very fast. Thanks!

Great Customer Service
By Fabiola Sosa
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I'd like to express my jubilant appreciation to Sylvia Woods for her utmost customer care. Sylvia made the purchase of my beautiful harp very special. She invited me to her harp showroom and along with other guests she warmly played several harps for our enjoyment and gave us a short history course on the origins of the harp. It was a lovely time. I chose my Dusty Strings Ravena 34 harp based on its crispy clean sound; it is magically uplifting to hear it! I thank Sylvia for her encouragement of my hospital ministry, through her thoughtful generosity.

Great Harp!
By Lydia Haywood
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I purchased this harp 6 years ago to teach on and I love it! Four of my students also have this harp. It is good quality and has a great sound. Last year, a couple of the strings were buzzing and I called Dusty Strings. They were very kind and helped me figure out what was wrong and gave me clear instructions on how to fix it. It was very easy to fix after talking to them and I have not had any problems since.