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Dusty Strings Ravenna 26

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.

SKU 4998H Category Tag
    • 26 strings, 3½ octaves
    • Solid ash neck, pillar, base & capital
    • Laminated Finland birch soundboard, sides & back

    Playing the harp is much easier and more enjoyable when you have an instrument that sounds good and functions well, and this is the driving concept behind the Ravenna models. To provide the best performance, the Ravenna is made with the same high-quality hardware and materials as the Dusty expensive models.  An innovative construction technique reduces the time factor in the building process, making these harp more affordable. Priced separately are all the accessories and options that are useful but not immediately essential, which is why the base price includes just the instrument and a tuning wrench. Each person can add exactly what they want or need to fit their budget.

    Not just for beginners, the Ravenna 26 is a great harp for anyone who needs something small and portable. It has a remarkably full and bright sound for its size, and features the Dusty Strings characteristic tuning stability and even string tension. The staveback soundbox provides an extra level of playing comfort.

    Other accessories can be ordered with the harp or added later, as budget allows. A common addition is a partial or full set of sharping levers, which opens up the range of available playing keys. All the lever holes are pre-drilled, making it possible to add Loveland levers later on. It does require time and detailed work, so we recommend starting out with as many sharping levers as your budget can accommodate.

    Unless the harp is being played by a small child, you will probably want a drop-down leg or a stand to raise it up to a comfortable height. The drop-down leg ($79) slides into playing position with the twist of a knob and adjusts to any height. It is very flexible and portable, but must be retracted into the harp when you’re done playing. The removable stand ($155) raises it about 12 inches (8″ and 5″ legs are also available) and holds it steady on four legs. If neither option fits in the budget, you can set it up on a 12″ step-stool while playing.

    The CE26 or CD26 case makes this harp easy to take in the car or carry on the subway. The CE26 ($155) does a good job of giving basic protection to the harp. The CD26 ($245) is thicker and has more pockets, including  separate, protective compartments to hold the stand base and legs. Both have optional backpack straps. ($35)

    Choices and Prices

    Base Price: $945
    With C&F Levers: $1145
    With Full Levers: $1465

    Additional Levers (Loveland) installed on new harp are $27.50 each (for example if you want F-C and B levers)

    Colors on neck and soundbox with natural soundboard

    Black – add $65  Green – $165  Burgundy – $165

    Stand (with four 12″ legs): $155

    Drop-Down leg for sitting: $79
    Drop-Down leg for standing: $79

    Cases: Deluxe Case: $245 – Economy Case: $155 – Backpack Straps: $35

    Available for pick-up at our shop, or we can drop-ship it to your location.  There is a shipping fee, and shipping prices vary according to your location.  If you are shopping for accessories, please call us before stopping by to make sure we have them in stock.  There is no shipping fee if you are picking the harp up at our shop, but you will be charged TX sales tax, which is 8.25%.  If you want to buy a harp, please call us at 1-281-890-4500 so we can make sure you have all the details and accessories you desire.

    Prices subject to change without notice.

    When ordering a harp, we prefer you to call us to place your order.  With all the different options and accessories, sometimes a phone conversation is better, especially if you have questions about the various options. Please call before coming out to look at harps, because our harp inventory varies from day to day.

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