Folk harp manufacturer Dusty Stringshas just introduced the company’s first concert-tension lever harp, the Boulevard Classic model. The 34-string harp is designed “specifically for classical players and students,” says Dusty Strings. “The concert-tension gut strings provide a shorter sustain than other Dusty Strings models, making the Boulevard an ideal choice for classical repertoire.”
The Boulevard is based on Dusty’s Ravenna 34 model and “offers players the same portability, affordability and ease of use,” says the company. The harp body’s “stave-back” shape is constructed of laminated wood with a black vinyl veneer, and the neck is black-lacquered solid beech.The Boulevard weighs in at 24 lbs. with its removable stand. It also comes with a full set of Loveland levers and a cover. The harp will be available in early June for $2,795. For more information visit Dusty Strings’ website.