FH26 by Dusty Strings

This 26-string, 3-1/2 octave harp has a sweet and surprisingly strong voice, with the added resonance that comes from all-solid wood construction. Complete with deluxe carrying case and full sharping levers, the FH26 can serve as a full-voiced beginner’s harp or a high-quality, portable harp for the established player. Our standard price includes the optional matching leg set.

A child can set the FH26 on the floor and play comfortably while seated in a small chair. An adult seated on a typical harp bench will want to use the legs to raise the harp to a comfortable playing position.

One of our featured artists, Lois Colin, recently recorded an entire CD using just her FH26. Click Here to hear a short excerpt from her CD, or Click Here to view the Monica's Wedding CD in our on-line store.

At The Harp Connection, our FH26 Package includes full levers, matching legs and the CD26 Deluxe Case.

The FH26 at a glance:

  • Max height w/o legs: 39.5 inches
  • Max height w/legs: 50.5 inches
  • Max soundboard width: 10 inches
  • Weight: (sapele, walnut, maple) approx. 15 lbs.
  • Weight: (bubinga) approx. 17 lbs.
  • Number of Strings: 26 (3-1/2 Octaves)
  • Low: C3 (one octave below Middle C)
  • High: G6 (2-1/2 octaves above Middle C)
  • Levers: Full Lovelands
  • Soundboard: Solid Honduras mahogany overlaid with book-matched figured hardwood veneer and bordered with purfling and edge binding
  • Sapele harp -- Neck, pillar, sides & back: sapele
  • Walnut harp -- Neck, pillar, sides & back: American black walnut
  • Maple harp -- Neck, pillar, sides & back: eastern maple
  • Bubinga harp -- Neck, pillar, sides, & back: bubinga

Picture of Maple FH26 Celtic Harp
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Picture of Walnut FH26 Celtic Harp
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Picture of Bubinga FH26 Celtic Harp
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Picture of Bubinga FH26 Celtic Harp
Dusty Strings FH26
(Shown In Maple with
Full Loveland Levers)
Picture of FH26 Celtic Harp
Dusty Strings FH26
"Slightly Used" from $2,675*

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See the FH26 up close in our on-line video

Dusty Strings has provided some nice videos of the different FH26 wood types. These videos are each about a minute long and feature a CD-quality soundtrack. The Medium resolution movies will play over most hi-speed internet connections (DSL or faster). The Full resolution movies will require a 1mbps or better cable modem internet connection. Thanks to Harper Tasche for playing these soundtracks.

  FH 26 Walnut:     Medium Resolution Movie     Full Resolution Movie
  FH 26 Maple:     Medium Resolution Movie     Full Resolution Movie
  FH 26 Bubinga:     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.

Finding the right FH26 for you

From here:
  • You can learn about our Rental Program for this instrument
  • You can see New and Used FH26s we have in our store today
  • You can see New FH26s we will be receiving shortly
  • You can order a Custom FH26

1. Purchasing an FH26 we have in stock

As of 8:30 this morning, we had the following FH26s 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 FH26 harps using a trucking company, although sometimes UPS will offer a better rate. 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.

FH26 Package Cherry (Used S/N 16300)
In Stock
FH26 Package Cherry (Used S/N 16300)
In Stock

2. Reserving a new FH26 we have on order

If one of our in-stock FH26s does not meet your needs, you may reserve one of the new FH26s 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 FH26

You also may order a custom FH26 without the detachable legs. 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, black lacquer finish, pillar inlays or soundboard trim.
Dusty Strings FH26 Package with Full Levers and Case, base price $2,425.00

4. Accessories

Your FH26 is shipped with a Dusty Strings tuning key and their padded deluxe case. The case is expertly tailored with substantial padding, nylon interior, a durable cordura exterior, zipper closing, and shoulder strap. It features a built-in pocket with slots for four legs and two exterior pockets for music and accessories. 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.