Allegro by Dusty Strings

The 26-string Allegro is an ideal, affordable instrument for the beginning harp player. Its 3-1/2 octave range makes it conveniently portable yet provides it with enough range to serve as an excellent teaching and learning instrument.

This harp features a laminated birch soundboard with bound edges. The neck, back, and sides are made of solid Sapele. Combining these materials with Dusty's long-proven design for a 26-string harp results in a clean, bright sound and a great balance between value and performance. The Allegro includes a full set of Loveland sharping levers.

A set of straight-tapered detachable legs (included) raises the harp about 11 inches to a comfortable playing height (5" and 8" legs are also available). This allows the harp to adjust easily for players from child to adult.

The Allegro at a glance:

  • Max height w/o legs:  39.5 inches
  • Max height w/legs:  51 inches
  • Max soundboard width:  10 inches
  • Weight:  (harp & legs) approx. 14 lbs.
  • Number of Strings:  26
  • Octaves:  3-1/2
  • Low:  C3 (one octave below Middle C)
  • High:  G6 (2-1/2 octaves above Middle C)
  • Levers:  Full Loveland Levers
  • Neck & Pillar: Solid Sapele
  • Sides & Back: Solid Sapele
  • Soundboard:  Laminated Finland Birch

At The Harp Connection, we normally stock the Allegro with full Loveland levers (shown) and our price includes the CE26 form-fitted, soft-shell case. You can custom order an Allegro with other options using the custom-order menu below.

Dusty Strings Allegro 26
(Shown with Full
Loveland Levers)
Picture of Dusty Strings Allegro Lever Harp
Dusty Strings Allegro
New from $1,890*
You can view a high-resolution photograph of this harp here: Allegro Harp Photo

See the Allegro 26 up close in our on-line video

Dusty Strings has provided this nice video of the Allegro 26. The video is about a minute long and features a CD-quality soundtrack. The Medium resolution movie will play over most hi-speed internet connections (DSL or faster). The Full resolution movie will require a 1mbps or better cable modem internet connection. Thanks to Harper Tasche for playing these soundtracks.
  Allegro 26:     Medium Resolution Movie     Full Resolution Movie
To watch the movie you will need the QuickTime player. A QuickTime player for is available for all computers directly from Apple at their QuickTime Download Site.
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Finding the right Allegro for you

From here:
  • You can learn about our Rental Program for this instrument
  • You can see New and Used Allegros we have in our store today
  • You can see New Allegros we will be receiving shortly
  • You can order a Custom Allegro Harp

1. Purchasing an Allegro we have in stock

As of 8:30 this morning, we had the following Allegros in stock. Click "Add to Basket" to add one of these harps to your on-line shopping cart. You will then be able to go to our on-line accessory store where you can purchase additional items like a bench, tuner, harp cart or sheet music. We ship Allegro harps using either a trucking company or UPS. We will contact you with a specific shipping estimate before we ship your harp.

If you would like to try one of these harps in person, please contact us by telephone or email to let us know you are coming so we can reserve a time slot for you in our harp showroom.

Allegro (Full Levers & Deluxe Case) Sapele (Photo) $1,890.00  

2. Reserving a new Allegro we have on order

If one of our in-stock Allegros does not meet your needs, you may reserve one of the new Allegros we currently have on order with Dusty Strings. A 10% deposit will hold the harp for you. We will contact you when your harp is ready at the factory; the balance will be due when the harp is shipped.
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3. Ordering a custom Allegro

You also may order a custom Allegro with partial levers, or without the included soft-shell case. A 20% deposit is required on all special orders. We will contact you when your harp is ready; the balance will be due when your harp is shipped. Your deposit will not be refundable once the factory has begun working on your harp. Please call us if you have any questions about the harp or other options.
  Dusty Strings Allegro 26 with Full Loveland Levers, base price $1,695.00

4. Accessories

Your Allegro is shipped with detachable legs and a Dusty Strings tuning key. If you are just starting the harp, you may also want to purchase a tuner, a bench, or other harp accessory:
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  • Browse Music Stands
  • Browse Electronic Tuning Aids
  • Browse Harp Strings
  • Browse Harp Sheet Music

*Price depends upon finish and options. Returns: We want you to be completely satisfied with your instrument, no questions asked. The Harp Connection offers a 30-day return policy on harps purchased from our store (except special orders). To be eligible for return, the harp must be in the same condition as when we shipped it to you and it must be returned with all accessories such as tuning keys and books. In the event of a return, you will be responsible for return freight to our Rowley, Massachusetts location. Custom-ordered harps may not be returnable, depending on the requirements of the factory; call us with specific questions about special order returns. We update our web site daily, however all harps are subject to prior sale. Dusty Strings Allegro Harp information page.