Dusty Strings and Lyon & Healy harps
Harpists finally have the opportunity to try harps before buying them instead of ordering them and then discover upon arrival.
We are wholesale partners of Dusty Springs and Lyon & Healy harps!
We are proud to offer you the range of their products on display in our showroom. Several Dusty Strings models including the popular Ravenna's are presented in two different sizes and colors. The intermediate model Crescendo 34, and the high end model FH36S are also available on site for you to compare.
The excellent Lyon & Healy harps: Ogden, Troubadour VI and Prelude 40 are also available on display. The Troubadour VI model is available in two finishes: natural and mahogany.
May you consider buying a Lyon and Healy pedal harp, you can try out three different pedal harps: 85 model, style 23 and style 2000 electro-acoustic.
Importing harp always brings its share of surprises and unexpected fees. We do the Canadian custom clearance ourselves to save you money. Depending on models, it is also possible to save half of international transport costs. We also offer transport of your new harp directly at your home in the Montreal area as well as outside the area for a reasonable fee.
To see and compare harps, contact us to schedule an appointment.
Available harps for sale
Not just for beginners, the Ravenna 26 is a great harp for anyone who needs something small and portable.
Our top-of-the-line 26-string harp, the FH26 has a sweet and surprisingly strong voice, with the added resonance that comes from all solid wood construction.
The Ravenna 34 features nearly five octaves of the characteristic Dusty Strings sound - a warm, strong bass balanced by a bright, clear treble.
The Crescendo 34 delivers a great combination of range, performance and value in an elegant and easy-to-manage harp.
The FH36S surrounds the player with a round, full-bodied and well articulated sound, and its generous depth, power and responsiveness make playing seem effortless.
The Ogden model from Lyon & Healy is a great harp for both professionals and beginners seeking an easy to carry harp.
This celtic harp is the world’s best-selling lever harp. The Troubadour VI has the same string spacing and tension as Lyon & Healy pedal harps.
The classic and romantic design of this celtic harp makes it almost look like a pedal harp. The Prelude 40 offers a decorated spruce soundboard which delivers a rich and powerful sound.
Buying a harp
Buying a harp is certainly an important decision. It is better to be well informed and understand the main differences between the types of harps before buying your own one.
It is preferable to get a lever harp because that type of harp will let you play in many different tones and you will not be restricted to a limited repertoire. As an alalogy, a harp with no levers can be compared to a piano without the black keys (flats and sharps). A celtic harp may cost between 1000$ and 10000$ depending on the models and size.
The cost and complexity of the grand pedal harp are factors that made it rarely advisable for beginners.
Harps, accessories, music sheets and services
- Lyon and Healy, West
Salt Lake City, Utah
- Le magasin de la harpe
- Classic Harps Northwest (Importateur des harpes Aoyama)
- International Music Service - Lyra Music Publications
Palm Bay, Floride
- Vanderbilt Music Company
- Sylvia Wood Harp Center
La Crescenta, Californie