Dusty Strings Music Shop and School

at 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, 98166 United States

An instrument shop featuring hand built harps and hammered dulcimers, as well as guitars, mandolins, banjos, percussion, flutes and whistles, and more.

Dusty Strings Music Shop and School
3406 Fremont Ave N
Seattle , WA 98166
United States
Contact Phone
P: (206) 634-1662


Since 1982, Dusty Strings Music Shop has been a haven for music lovers, from the curious beginner to the seasoned professional. We offer guitars (electric and acoustic), mandolins, harps, hammered dulcimers, banjos, and an assortment of other fine instruments in a store that encourages you to pick them up and play. A friendly and experienced staff will help you sort out the options between models, woods, features, and all the accessories to go with it. Dusty Strings Music shop is home to Martin, Taylor, Collings, Goodall, Weber Mandolins, Ome Banjos, Fano Guitars, Tone King Amps, as well as a full line of harps and hammered dulcimers that we hand build here in Seattle. We have a nationally recognized repair shop (Martin & Taylor Warranty Center), a full service music school, and a live performance stage that has hosted musicians from around the world. We are located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, and we invite you come in and see what we’re all about. In 2001, we opened our Dusty Strings Music School, which has flourished since. We offer instruction in autoharp, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, mountain dulcimer, harp, harmonica, mandolin, banjo, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, Irish flute, bodhran, songwriting, vocal technique, slide guitar, and a myriad of other instruments and playing styles. In addition to both our shop and school, we also have repair shop that is both Martin and Taylor warranty certified. We work on vintage and new instruments, from guitars to harps to banjos and beyond.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 10:00- 21:00
  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 21:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 21:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 21:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 18:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 18:00
  • Sundays: 12:00- 17:00

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As a reminder, Dusty Strings will be CLOSED both tomorrow, December 31, AND January 1. We will resume regular hours on Friday, January 2. Happy New Year!

Published on 2014-12-30 23:34:13 GMT

We are open our regular hours today, 10-6! Our sale is still happening, so come get your dream instrument on sale until December 30 here at Dusty Strings!

Published on 2014-12-26 20:07:38 GMT

Hey all- Dusty strings is will be closing at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, December 24, and we will be closed all day Wednesday, December 25. We will resume regular business hours Friday, December 26. Happy holidays!

Published on 2014-12-23 18:56:35 GMT

Friday, BRIAN BLOI resumes The Woodshed at Dusty Strings, but this time, it's free (donations accepted)! If you want to jam out ideas, come play! Saturday, we have ANNA COOGAN here to give workshops on Songwriting and Vocal Performance, and MARTI MACEWAN returns to give you the Stage Fright Cure! $35.00 each. And Sunday, Sarah Comer has the first Old Time Jam of 2015! Free/donations accepted for jam leader.

Published on 2015-01-07 20:57:12 GMT

The Dusty Strings Music Shop is open from 10am-6pm today (Labor Day). Come on in!

Published on 2014-09-01 17:45:41 GMT

In addition to MANDALYN MAY's workshops tomorrow, we also have the free Ukulaliens Intro to Uke class from 1:00 - 2:00, and the Ukulele Jam with Sunga Rose from 2:30 - 4:00!

Published on 2014-07-19 22:14:59 GMT

This weekend, we have BILL EVANS on Saturday teaching Bluegrass Banjo Jam Survival Skills and Scruggs-Style Banjo solos, as well as MARTI MACEWAN teaching her Stage Fright Cure! Each workshop is $35.00. Call 206.634.1662 or drop by to sign up!

Published on 2014-07-10 21:24:20 GMT

Tomorrow we have a QUICK START GUITAR workshop with Barry Pollack! Been wanting to learn guitar? Here's your chance to get started! $35.00. Call 206.634.1662 or drop by the store to sign up.

Published on 2014-06-27 23:08:17 GMT

This weekend, we have Katie Trautz and Julia Wayne (MAYFLY) here to do Old Time Fiddle and American Harmony Singing workshops! Call 206.634.1662 or drop by the store to sign up!

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