Crescendo 34 by Dusty Strings

The 34-string Crescendo blends the streamlined construction of the Allegro with a larger playing range. With a laminated birch soundboard, solid Sapele on the rest of the harp and Loveland levers on every string, the Crescendo 34 has the clean, bright sound of the Allegro enhanced by the deeper, fuller effect of a larger harp.

The Crescendo 34 includes a nice removable stand that raises the harp up 5 inches (8-inch legs are also available). The stand removes in a snap with a quick twist of the knob.

Even with the additional bass range, this 4-3/4 octave harp is still compact enough for easy portability. For the beginner or budget-conscious player, the Crescendo 34 combines affordability with the pleasure of playing a sweet sounding midsize harp.

The Crescendo 34 at a glance:

  • Max height:  48.5 inches (53 inches with stand attached)
  • Max soundboard width: 13.5 inches
  • Weight: approx. 23 lbs.
  • Number of Strings: 34
  • Octaves: 4-3/4
  • Low: C2 (2 octaves below Middle C)
  • High: A6 (2-3/4 octaves above Middle C)
  • Levers: Full Loveland Levers
  • Neck, pillar, sides & back: Sapele
  • Soundboard: Laminated Finland Birch

At The Harp Connection, we normally stock the Crescendo 34 with full Loveland levers (shown) and our price includes the optional CD34 form-fitted, soft-shell case. You can custom order a Crescendo 34 with other options from the custom-order menu below. We will occasionally have some of the earlier 32-string Crescendos available; they do not come with the removable stand.

You can view a high-resolution photograph of this harp here: Crescendo Harp Photo

Dusty Strings Crescendo 34
(Shown with Full
Loveland Levers)
Picture of Dusty Strings Crescendo Lever Harp
Dusty Strings Crescendo 34

Click Here to Watch The Crescendo 34 Movie!

Dusty Strings has provided this nice video of the Crescendo 34. The CD-quality soundtrack lets you hear the sound of this harp in detail. Soundtrack played by Harper Tasche.

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Finding the right Crescendo 34 or you

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

1. Purchasing a Crescendo 34 we have in stock

As of 8:30 this morning, we had the following Crescendos 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 usually ship Crescendo harps using a trucking company. 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.

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2. Reserving a new Crescendo 34 we have on order

If one of our in-stock Crescendos does not meet your needs, you may reserve one of the new Crescendos 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 Crescendo 34

You also may order a custom Crescendo 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 about other options not listed, including Dusty's electronic pickup system or black lacquer finish.
Dusty Strings Crescendo 34 with Full Loveland Levers base price $3,145.00

4. Accessories

Your Crescendo is shipped with 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:
  • 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 lever harps and lap 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. Pedal harps can only be returned upon approval of the manufacturer and a 20% return fee will typically apply. We update our web site daily, however all harps are subject to prior sale.