This harp is currently offered for local pickup at our store in Takoma Park, MD. Serious buyers within the continental US interested in shipping may inquire for a ship quote (we will need your full address), but you can expect a minimum of $400. Our capability to ship also depends on the availability of an appropriate shipping box.
This Dusty Strings Crescendo 34-string harp was made in 2018. It has a solid sapele neck, back & sides, laminated Finland birch soundboard, and full set of Loveland sharping levers. Removeable stand with 5" legs is included, as well as a padded soft case. A new Crescendo with case is priced at $4,145 + ~$400 shipping, and has about a 9-month lead time.
This harp was previously exposed to damp conditions, and when it came to us it was in need of repair with separation of side & center seams on back, braces needing regluing, and finish touchups. We had our expert harp luthier Rick Kemper complete those repairs, as well as a new set of nylon strings, regulation and treatment of rust spots on the tuning pins. The harp is now in very good condition with little evidence of its previous issues, and will provide a new owner with many years of enjoyment.
The Crescendo 34 is great blend of affordability, portability and depth of sound in a 4¾-octave range. With solid sapele wood neck, back and sides and a laminated birch soundboard, the Crescendo 34 has a clear, bright sound with a deep, resonant bass.
For playing comfort, we've added facets on the upper corners of the back. This clever "hybrid staveback" design provides the ergonomic benefits of our popular 36-string staveback harp at a portion of the cost.
To keep the carrying size to a minimum while giving maximum flexibility of playing height, the Crescendo 34 includes an innovative removable stand. It has 5-inch legs and nestles into the base of the harp, attaching in seconds with the twist of a knob and without turning the harp upside down. 8-inch legs are an option for those who prefer more height. For those who like a lower height, the harp balances beautifully on the ground without the stand. The stand comes apart to fit in the case pockets.
The Crescendo 34 delivers a great combination of range, performance and value in an elegant and easy-to-manage harp.