Dusty Strings Music

Dusty Strings Music Dusty Strings Music Store & School offers high-quality acoustic and electric instruments and accessories, online private lessons and group classes, concerts, and special events.
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Come play music! We are a small company of people who place a great deal of importance on our customer interactions. We think you are entitled to talk to a real, live, friendly person when you walk in or call us, and we care about understanding your particular situation and helping you to the best of our abilities. Basically, we try to treat our customers the way we would hope to be treated ourselves.

Come play music! We are a small company of people who place a great deal of importance on our customer interactions. We think you are entitled to talk to a real, live, friendly person when you walk in or call us, and we care about understanding your particular situation and helping you to the best of our abilities. Basically, we try to treat our customers the way we would hope to be treated ourselves.

Mission: Dusty Strings is committed to the belief that music enhances the quality of people's lives. We support this belief by: - Designing and building instruments and related products that embody exemplary standards of fine craftsmanship and represent a fair value to our customers. - Offering a wide variety of instruments, musical products and services in an open and supportive environment through our retail store and mail order operations. - Promoting and supporting the presence of music in our local community and beyond through music instruction, workshops, concerts and related products.

Online services available; Pickup available

Marcus, enjoy your new Collings Guitars and Mandolins Statesman LC! A killer guitar for a killer player 🎸
10/09/2020

Marcus, enjoy your new Collings Guitars and Mandolins Statesman LC! A killer guitar for a killer player 🎸

We have one of the new Taylor Guitars American Dream guitars! This AD17e sounds wonderful with its Sitka spruce top and ...
10/08/2020

We have one of the new Taylor Guitars American Dream guitars! This AD17e sounds wonderful with its Sitka spruce top and dark stained ovangkol back and sides. Only $1599 with Taylor’s sweet new Aerocase.

RIP to one of the most original and ground breaking guitarists ever. Thank you for all you’ve done for music, Eddie Van ...
10/07/2020

RIP to one of the most original and ground breaking guitarists ever. Thank you for all you’ve done for music, Eddie Van Halen 🎸🎸🎸

Dusty Strings Teacher Tuesday with the wonderful Monica Schley. Monica teaches lever harp and has an upcoming workshop, ...
10/06/2020

Dusty Strings Teacher Tuesday with the wonderful Monica Schley. Monica teaches lever harp and has an upcoming workshop, Circle of 5ths 2.0, as part of our Virtual Harp Seattle.

Monica Schley is a harpist, songwriter, singer, poet and band leader of Seattle band, The Daphnes. She’s played harp for more than twenty-five years and enjoys playing a wide range of music including folk, classical, Celtic, jazz, chamber, improvisational, avant-garde, rock, singer/songwriter, new age, and various ethnic genres.

Performing as a side-player, she has worked with Jherek Bischoff, Ahamefule J. Oluo, Eyvand Kang, and rapper Kanye West to name a few. Orchestrally, she has played with Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Rock Orchestra, and Degenerate Art Orchestra. She has recorded on over a dozen albums. As a bandleader, she composes, sings and plays with her trio The Daphnes. Their album, Braids of Kabuya came out in late 2018. Her poetry chapbook, Black Eden: Nocturnes (Pudding House Press) was published in 2010.

Monica is a Certified Clinical Musician working in hospice care. She earned her bachelor’s in English and music from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she studied harp with Frances Miller, principal harpist of the Minnesota Orchestra. As a teacher, Monica has worked with Holy Names Academy, Vashon Island Harp Camp, Music Works NW in Bellevue, and Dusty Strings. She teaches beginners through intermediate harp students. Her musical method draws from folk, classical, songwriting, theory, ensemble work, deep listening, improvisation, and pop music using a Salzedo- influenced method. She thinks that everyone’s learning process is a little bit unique, just like the harp!

To take virtual lessons with Monica, call 206-634-1662 or email us at [email protected]

To enroll in Harp Seattle events, visit store.dustystrings.com and hover over to School and click Harp Seattle

Dusty Strings Music's cover photo
10/06/2020

Dusty Strings Music's cover photo

Harp Seattle 2020 goes virtual throughout October!We're excited to offer our bi-annual event Harp Seattle entirely onlin...
10/06/2020

Harp Seattle 2020 goes virtual throughout October!

We're excited to offer our bi-annual event Harp Seattle entirely online for the first time ever in Dusty Strings' history! Throughout October, you can register for workshops with Harper Tasche, Kim Robertson, Nicolas Carter, Rachel Hair, Monica Schley, Jessica Gallo, Aryeh Frankfurter, Lisa Lynne, and more!

Click here for information and to register:

https://store.dustystrings.com/c-160-group-classes-harp.aspx

😍😍😍 just a few of our lovely preowned Gibsons ready to find homes. From vintage Les Pauls to modern limited editions, we...
10/04/2020

😍😍😍 just a few of our lovely preowned Gibsons ready to find homes. From vintage Les Pauls to modern limited editions, we have a lot coming out for sale! Gibson Gibsunday

Can you say cleeeaaaan? This Fender MIJ ‘68 Reissue Stratocaster from the mid ‘90s is in near perfect shape and ready to...
10/03/2020

Can you say cleeeaaaan? This Fender MIJ ‘68 Reissue Stratocaster from the mid ‘90s is in near perfect shape and ready to rock! Available now.

Get your rock on with this preowned Marshall DSL15H and 1936 Lead 212 set up! 15 watts of Marshall tube crunch along wit...
10/02/2020

Get your rock on with this preowned Marshall DSL15H and 1936 Lead 212 set up! 15 watts of Marshall tube crunch along with a super usable clean channel means this rig can do it all. Only $695 for it all!

What capo do you use and why?
10/01/2020

What capo do you use and why?

Happy Wednesday! Here’s some Santa Cruz guitars eye candy to help you get through the rest of the week. We have 3 preown...
09/30/2020

Happy Wednesday! Here’s some Santa Cruz guitars eye candy to help you get through the rest of the week. We have 3 preowned Santa Cruz guitars available NOW. Check out the Used and Vintage page on our website. You’ll also find preowned Collings, Taylor, Martin, and Goodall guitars!

Mandolin Monday with this beautifully crafted Cohen C# mandolin. Built in 2010, this preowned mandolin has a gorgeous re...
09/29/2020

Mandolin Monday with this beautifully crafted Cohen C# mandolin. Built in 2010, this preowned mandolin has a gorgeous redwood top and maple back and sides with an ebony tailpiece cover and pickguard. It sounds big, warm, crisp in all the right ways, and has opened up nicely over the last decade. Available NOW.

Help!
09/28/2020

Help!

Ha!! 😂🤣

Two PHENOMENAL archtop hollow body guitars available right now. A Benedetto Guitars, Savannah GA USA Bravo Elite Custom ...
09/27/2020

Two PHENOMENAL archtop hollow body guitars available right now. A Benedetto Guitars, Savannah GA USA Bravo Elite Custom and a locally made Steve Andersen ‘Fremont’ model. Inquire for details!

Who’s playing a mandolin right now?
09/25/2020

Who’s playing a mandolin right now?

Looking for a Les Paul and on a budget? We have THREE awesome preowned Epiphone Les Pauls available NOW. Each are under ...
09/23/2020

Looking for a Les Paul and on a budget? We have THREE awesome preowned Epiphone Les Pauls available NOW. Each are under $500!

Email [email protected] or call us at 206-634-1662 to schedule an appointment! We can also help via curbside pickup or shipping.

Dusty Strings Teacher Tuesday with the multi talented Carolyn Cruso!Carolyn teaches flute, guitar, hammered dulcimer, so...
09/23/2020

Dusty Strings Teacher Tuesday with the multi talented Carolyn Cruso!

Carolyn teaches flute, guitar, hammered dulcimer, songwriting, and ukulele.

Carolyn has been a performing multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter for more than twenty-five years. She’s recorded nine albums and has traveled the country and Europe with her music. She’s known as an innovative dulcimer player, pushing the boundaries of tradition while respecting its roots.

Carolyn’s philosophy on teaching and learning is to always keep an open mind. “You start from where you are,” she says. “You delight in the discovery of music and in the wonders of experimentation as well as the discipline of music basics. It is experiential and yet systematic. It is a give and take where the teacher learns through teaching and the student teaches through learning.”

Carolyn believes in a gentle, yet focused approach and students consider her an excellent and patient teacher.

To schedule online lessons with Carolyn email [email protected] or call 206-634-1662

What a gift! Cara purchased our sweet 1939 Martin Guitar 000-21 for her father. I’m sure he’ll enjoy it- who wouldn’t?!?...
09/22/2020

What a gift! Cara purchased our sweet 1939 Martin Guitar 000-21 for her father. I’m sure he’ll enjoy it- who wouldn’t?!?!

We agree- a way of life!
09/21/2020

We agree- a way of life!

Nothing against coin collectors, but you get the point. 🤔😉👍🏻❤️

Jimi Hendrix passed away 50 years ago but legacy will last forever. His playing style was revolutionary to say the least...
09/19/2020

Jimi Hendrix passed away 50 years ago but legacy will last forever. His playing style was revolutionary to say the least and his impact on music can still be heard today. What’s your favorite Hendrix song?

Fresh in! Two very cool looking and sounding Hawaiian koa ukuleles. The banjolele is a Jere Canote crafted Small Wonder ...
09/18/2020

Fresh in! Two very cool looking and sounding Hawaiian koa ukuleles. The banjolele is a Jere Canote crafted Small Wonder and the more traditional ukulele is a Kanile’a soprano with real sand inlays! Both available NOW.

Sorry banjo players 😂😂😂
09/18/2020

Sorry banjo players 😂😂😂

More Gibson Goldtop love but this time it’s a vintage ‘50s Les Paul! This ‘53 to ‘57 conversion is beautifully done, has...
09/17/2020

More Gibson Goldtop love but this time it’s a vintage ‘50s Les Paul! This ‘53 to ‘57 conversion is beautifully done, has PAF pickups, and period correct parts including the case! More details our website 🤤

09/17/2020
Overly Competitive Trumpeters - Key & Peele

Ha! Has anyone had an experience like this at a jam session? You don’t need to name names...😜

Two seasoned jazzmen face off to see who can push his instrument to the extreme. About Key & Peele: Key & Peele showcases the fearless wit of stars Keegan-Mi...

Dusty Strings Teacher Tuesday with the one and only Sunga Rose! Sunga teaches ukulele and voice lessons.Sunga Rose is an...
09/16/2020

Dusty Strings Teacher Tuesday with the one and only Sunga Rose! Sunga teaches ukulele and voice lessons.

Sunga Rose is an experienced teacher and performer. For nine years, she has been the bandleader, vocalist and ukulele-strummer for the 1920s trio Miss Rose & Her Rhythm Percolators. She and her partner, Michael Alexander, form the vocal and ukulele duo, the Honeyville Rascals, which features vintage Hawaiian jazz and their own jazz/blues/folk originals. In June of 2015, Sunga formed Ukestra Seattle, a fourteen-member ukulele orchestra that plays everything from Beethoven to the Beatles.

Sunga picked up her first ukulele nine years ago and hasn’t put it down since, which makes riding a bicycle somewhat awkward. She has been running her own studio and teaching group ukulele classes at Dusty Strings for seven years and is a certified instructor in the James Hill Ukulele in the Classroom teaching method. She has also run the Uke Jam with the Honeyville Rascals at Dusty Strings for over six years, providing fun and guidance for newer players. Sunga has taught ukulele, vocal performance and songwriting at the Northwest School’s summer camp for the past two years, working with kids aged ten to sixteen, from all over the world. She also taught ukulele classes at the prestigious Puget Sound Guitar Workshop in 2016.

Sunga has been singing for as long as she can remember and has studied musical theatre, opera, and jazz. In addition to ukulele, she offers vocal lessons for non-singers who think they can’t carry a tune as well as coaching for singers who are pursuing a career in music.

To set up online lessons with Sunga Rose, email [email protected] or call 206-634-1662.

Everyone should go check out Rena and her folk metal band Siren's Rain soon to be featuring one of our Ravenna 26F harps...
09/12/2020

Everyone should go check out Rena and her folk metal band Siren's Rain soon to be featuring one of our Ravenna 26F harps! Enjoy the harp and keep rocking!

We CANNOT stop playing this preowned Santa Cruz custom 000 with a premium redwood top and beautiful flame walnut back an...
09/11/2020

We CANNOT stop playing this preowned Santa Cruz custom 000 with a premium redwood top and beautiful flame walnut back and sides. Available NOW. Link to the online listing in the comments.

Look at all those harps! Cherry, walnut, maple, bubinga, and sapele wood choices. All beautiful looking and sounding in ...
09/10/2020

Look at all those harps! Cherry, walnut, maple, bubinga, and sapele wood choices. All beautiful looking and sounding in their own ways.

We saved you a seat, what Collings are you picking up first?
09/09/2020

We saved you a seat, what Collings are you picking up first?

A masterpiece by Collings Guitars and Mandolins. The Statesman LC in Rootbeer with a Bigsby and TV Jones pickups.
09/08/2020

A masterpiece by Collings Guitars and Mandolins. The Statesman LC in Rootbeer with a Bigsby and TV Jones pickups.

Patrick, a Dusty (DS employee), really enjoys this Steve Andersen “Fremont” model archtop on consignment. Made locally b...
09/06/2020

Patrick, a Dusty (DS employee), really enjoys this Steve Andersen “Fremont” model archtop on consignment. Made locally by Steve Andersen, this archtop looks and sounds beautiful! Everyone say Hi to Patrick!

Y’all like Les Pauls, right? Top to bottom: Collings Guitars and Mandolins City Limits Deluxe, Gibson Custom Shop R0, 19...
09/03/2020

Y’all like Les Pauls, right? Top to bottom: Collings Guitars and Mandolins City Limits Deluxe, Gibson Custom Shop R0, 1956 Les Paul Jr, Dax & Co relic’ed Les Paul (foreground)🤤🤤🤤

Ariel and her new G&L Bluesboy guitar “Orange Zest”!——————————————-“IT’S A GOOD THING I LIKE ORANGE... 🍊🍊🍊@stevesteas an...
09/03/2020

Ariel and her new G&L Bluesboy guitar “Orange Zest”!
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“IT’S A GOOD THING I LIKE ORANGE... 🍊🍊🍊

@stevesteas and I went on an amazing adventure to @dustystringsmusic yesterday where they set me up with this gorgeous new guitar!! Not only was I so impressed with @dustystringsmusic in regards to everything they were doing to keep customers and employees safe due to Covid, I was also floored by their outstanding customer service, supreme generosity, and unadulterated charm.

Orange Zest, welcome to the family 🎸✨🥰”

Address

3406 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA
98103

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 18:00
Thursday 10:30 - 18:00
Friday 10:30 - 18:00
Saturday 10:30 - 18:00

Telephone

+12066341662

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Happy Birthday to Adam at Dusty Strings🎉