STRINGS

STRING CHARTS AND PRICES

HARP IN LA keeps a decent quantity of strings for purchase at our studio in Pasadena, CA. We ship same day, depending the hour that you place your order. Our shipping charges are shipping/package charges (no hidden fees).

We stock strings for Dusty Strings harps and the following strings used for pedal and some lever harps; Bow Brand pedal gut, Burgundy pedal gut, Artist pedal nylon, Bow Brand Lever gut, Bow Brand Lever nylon, Bow Brand Lever and Professional bass wires and Bow Brand TRW Pedal bass wires (Tarnish-resistant wires with colored Cs and Fs).  All are available for purchase by octave or single note. Please call or email for shipping costs and availability.

DUSTY STRINGS STRING BUTTONS:
Dusty Strings' re-usable String Buttons are a string anchoring system that is easy on the hands, simple to use, and hold your monofilament and gut strings firm without causing string breakage or loss of tone. A pack contains 12 black String Buttons, an instruction card, a link to the video instructions on this page, and an extra, quick-reference instruction card that you can keep handy or pass on to a friend.

String Buttons pack of 12: $12.95 sale price $11.50 through June 21, 2022

STRING CHARTS: 
Click on the name of your harp model below to view a printable pdf string chart for your harp. Keep going the list is long. If the link is not working, it means we are updating the string chart. Simple enough; call or email HILA and tell us what you need.

We have a number of string charts from other makers, so if you don't see your harp listed, or if you are unsure what type of harp you have, contact HILA and we'll figure it out together.

Just because your harp is a lever harp, does not necessarily mean it uses lever harp strings. Be sure to check your string chart.

BURGUNDY STRINGS:
Bow Brand Burgundy pedal gut strings are an economical alternative to Bow Brand standard pedal gut strings. Burgundy strings have slight visual imperfections, such as variations in color or very small divots, which do not affect performance. Priced about 30% less than Bow Brand standard pedal gut, Burgundy strings are popular with both students and professional harpists alike.

SILKGUT AND KC STRINGS:
These strings are used on various Salvi lever harp models. HILA can order these strings for you (7 day turn-around). If you are in a rush, it's best to purchase these strings from Lyon & Healy West,. 

LEVER WIRES AND PROFESSIONAL LEVER WIRES:
Bow Brand Professional Lever Bass Wires are smaller in diameter and have a lighter tension then that of Bow Brand's Standard Lever Bass Wires. Each gives a different sound to those instruments using lever wires in the bass. The Standard Lever Wires tend to sound deep and ring longer than the Professional Lever Wires, which have a more clear, bright tone yet do not sustain their ring as long.

If you are unsure which lever wire to purchase, check with your harp maker, look on an old wire packet, or ask. We'll work it out.

WIRE STRINGS:
The Instrument Workshop, founded in 1969, has a diverse selection of wires which work perfectly for wire-strung harps, including yellow brass wire (brass music wire) available in small coils or singles.

DUSTY STRINGS GUT ALTERNATIVES:*
Strings specified on these gut alternative string charts have been carefully calculated by Dusty Strings. To avoid incorrect stringing or possible damage to your instrument, please purchase any gut stringing alternatives directly from Dusty Strings, or place an order with your local Dusty Strings harp dealer, such as HARP IN LA. Use of strings other than those specified in these string charts will invalidate any warranty and HARP IN LA cannot be held responsible for any damage that may occur to your instrument.

TRIPLETT HARPS STRINGS:
We have below string charts for the Triplett Harps models. Keep going, they're there. The mono filament nylon gauge strings we carry for Dusty Strings harps will work for the Triplett. However, any of the wound or wires string you will need to purchase from Triplett Harps directly. Their phone number is (805) 544-2777.

STRING CHARTS AND PRICES

DUSTY STRINGS STRING CHARTS:
FH32 and Crescendo 32
FH34 and Crescendo 34
FH36 (1986 - 1991/92)
FH36B, FH36S and FH36H
Ravenna 26, E26, Allegro 26 and FH26
Ravenna 34
Serrana 34

DUSTY STRINGS STRING SET PRICES:

Nylon String Sets: includes bass wound strings. Be sure to include model name when ordering.
FH26, Allegro 26 or Ravenna 26: $98.00 sale price: $88.00, through June 21, 2022
FH26 Double-Strung (one side): $86.00 
FH34, Crescendo 34 or Ravenna 34: $208.00 sale price $187.00 through June 21, 2022
FH36S or FH36H : $193.00 sale price $173.50 through June 21, 2022
Serrana 34: $164.00 sale price $147.50 through June 21, 2022

*Earlier Models: includes bass wound strings. Be sure to include model name when ordering.
FH32 or Crescendo 32: $161.00
FH36 (before 1992): $188.00
FH36B: $193.00

*Note: Dusty Strings changed the design of the original FH36 model around 1992 using different string lengths than on the current FH36S model. If you think your harp might be around that age or earlier, be sure to check the model name written on the inside of your harp. If it says "FH36" without an H, B or S at the end, it is the Pre-1992 style. Or email us the harp's serial number and we'll see if we can decipher the age from that. 


DUSTY STRINGS GUT ALTERNATIVES STRING CHARTS:*
Boulevard 34 - GUT
Ravenna 26, E26, Allegro 26 and FH26 - GUT
Ravenna 34 - GUT
Crescendo 34 and FH34 - GUT
FH36B, FH36S and FH36H - GUT

Gut String Sets (includes bass wound strings). 
These gut strings posses a different diameter and make than the Bow Brand and Burgundy gut strings HILA offers. Due to the age span for these strings, HILA does not keep these strings in stock. They are a special order and drop-shipped directly to your shipping address. 

FH26, Allegro 26 or Ravenna 26 (lever gut): $297.00
FH34, Crescendo 34 or Ravenna 34 (lever gut): $432.00
FH36S, FH36H or FH36B (lever gut): $417.00
Boulevard Classic 34 (pedal gut): $445.00

DUSTY STRINGS INDIVIDUAL STRING PRICES:
Dusty Strings nylon monofilament strings can be used for other model harps, depending on the length from the soundboard to the neck of your harp. Not all monofilaments are available in blue and red, only those specific to the Dusty Strings models. We also carry Bow Brand Artist nylon which work very well for many model instruments calling for pedal nylon. Prices below are per string, the smaller diameters often being able to restring twice. 

Nylon monofilament: 52" long, specify clear, red, or blue
 .022", .025", .028", .032", .036": $2.75
 .040", .045", .050", .055", .060": $3.75

Wound Strings: specify exact string number and model name
These wound strings are specific to Dusty Strings model harps and are not to be used for other maker/model instruments. If you need help finding bass wires for your harp, please contact HILA directly and we will try to help find the strings best for your harp. 

nylon core/nylon wrap: $8.00
phosphor bronze core/nylon wrap: $13.25
steel core/wire wrap: $14.50
nylon core/wire wrap: $14.50

Standard pedal gut: for Boulevard Classic 34 only; specify exact string
string #6-10 (2nd octave): 9.00
string #11-17 (3rd octave): 12.00
string #18-24 (4th octave): 19.00
string #25-26 (5th octave): 29.00

OTHER MAKER/MODEL STRING CHARTS:

Click on the name of your harp model below to view a printable pdf string chart for your harp. 
If the link is not working, it means we are updating the string chart. We have a number of string charts from other makers, so if you don't see your harp listed, or if you are unsure what type of harp you have, contact HILA and we'll figure it out together. Simple enough; call or email HILA and tell us what you need.

HILA'S RENTAL HARPS STRING CHARTS:
Rental Ogden (pedal gut)
Rental Ravenna 34 (nylon)
Rental Troubadour I (pedal nylon)

LYON & HEALY STRING CHARTS:
Folk
Lyric
Ogden (34) 
Prelude (38)
Prelude (40)
Shamrock (34)
Silhouette (33)
Troubadour I - II (33)
Troubadour III - IV (36)
Troubadour V (36)
Troubadour VI (36)

85-P (40)
85-XP (40)
85-GP (44)
85-SG (46)
85-E (46)
85-E (47)
85-CG (47)
Chicago Petite (40)
Chicago CG-S (46)
Chicago Concertino (47)
Chicago CG-EX (47)

All CG and SG models (47)
All SG models (46)

SALVI STRING CHARTS:
Aida (34)
Ana Petite (36)
Ana (Italy) (38)
Ana (Chicago) (38)
Ana (40)
Donegal (34)
Egan (36)
Eire (23)
Gaia (38)
Heather (34)
Julia (34)
Livia (36)
McFall (38)
Nicoletta (34)
Nicoletta (36)
Una (38)
Renaissance (34)

Daphne 40
Daphne 44
Daphne 47 S
Daphne 47 SE
Daphne 47 EX

All CG and SG models (47)
All SG models (46)