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.

    • 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)

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    • 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: $975
    With C&F Levers: $1175
    With Full Levers: $1495

    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.

Downloadable Product Information

Here at Melody’s we offer a wide array of music books and accessories.  In the music book category, you may have a choice between PDFs (or MP3s) and paper books. If there is a choice, you are required to click either the paper version or PDF version before you can put an item into your cart. There should be no shipping charge for download music.  If there are physical products in your cart at the same time, your total will reflect shipping for those physical items.

Products that are download only will have a narrow blue banner toward the top of the description.   Products that are only available as physical/paper will not have a choice for you to make in order to add to your cart, nor will they have the narrow blue banner signifying download only.

After you check out, you are directed back to your receipt where you can download your music. Also, you will receive an email thanking you for your order with links that will take you to your downloads. Please add melodytradmusic@gmail.com to your approved e-mail list. If you do not receive an e-mail within a few minutes after you place your order, check your spam folder.

If you created an account with us, you can also find your downloads by going to “My Account” and clicking on the “Downloads” link.  We highly recommend that you create an account so that you can refer to your order history whenever you want.

Depending on your computer settings, when you click on your download link, 1 –  it may open automatically, 2 – it may go into your “downloads” folder, or 3 – your computer may prompt you to “save as”. 

If you have a problem with your downloads, please contact us at MelodyTradMusic@gmail.com  for assistance. Because our website contains so many titles, on occasion we have overlooked uploading a PDF here or there.  When you notify us of this, we make the correction immediately.  Please note that downloads are not “returnable.”

PDF DOWNLOADS

Depending on your computer settings, when you click on your download link, 1 –  it may open automatically, 2 – it may go into your “downloads” folder, or 3 – your computer may prompt you to “save as”.  If you can’t find your PDF, look in your “downloads” folder first.  The title of the PDF may not match the title of the book, so you may want to change the title to what you will remember. After you have located your download, please either remember that it is in your “downloads” folder, or better yet, move it to another folder on your computer with a name that you will remember.

Your respect of the copyright laws will help support the musicians and arrangers who created this music, and will encourage more harp music to be produced in the future. Please do not make multiple copies to pass on to others. You can help keep downloadable harp music viable and available by encouraging your students, friends, and relatives to purchase their own copies. Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor.

mp3 DOWNLOADS

On our website, folkharp.com, we offer a wide selection of paper and download music. We were always in a quandary about publications having several parts, or that include sound files. After realizing that we can place multiple files into one folder and “zip” it up, we are now able to offer book + cd options.

What we do: sound files and the PDF book are placed into a folder and zipped. The zipped folder is inserted into the product on the back end of the web site.

What you receive: after you purchase, you receive a zipped folder. This is a folder that literally has a picture of a zipper on it, indicating there is more than one document in the folder.

What you do with it: Generally by double clicking on the folder, it automatically opens up. The challenge lies in whether or not you have a program that unzips these folders. If you do, it is as simple as double clicking and the contents are revealed. Alternately, you can right click on the folder, which brings up choices, one of which is “open with” – you then click on your unzip program.

If you don’t have a program to unzip your files you’ll have a challenge! Recently I bought a small laptop for my zoom lessons. This laptop did not come with winzip, or any other kind of program that unzips these folders. The computer kept wanting me to purchase winzip for $29.  I found another program that does a great job, and it is free. 7-zip unzips all my compressed (zipped) folders! It is open source and you can find out more here:https://www.7-zip.org/

We hope all this information is helpful to you.

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