With light tension and close string spacing coupled with a beautifully responsive sound, the Serrana is easy on the hands and very satisfying to play! Originally designed as a much-needed resource for school mariachi programs, the Serrana is quickly becoming a favorite among harpists of all genres.
School and community mariachi programs are known to be valuable educational, musical, and cultural experiences for the students involved. Harp has traditionally been an important part of the mariachi ensemble, but in a school setting, music educators have had a difficult time finding an affordable harp model that meet all their needs.
After learning about the power of these school mariachi programs, Dusty Strings was inspired to create a model that speaks to this need. They combined time-tested elements of their best-selling Ravenna model with a new neck, a carbon fiber pillar, and a string set with the lighter tension and closer spacing of the mariachi style. The result is a big, open voice on a very portable, sturdy, and affordable harp that can handle the everyday bumps and bruises of the school environment.
The Serrana 34 includes two built-in extendable legs for easy adjustability between sitting and standing. Designed to be carried by the carbon fiber pillar and laid on its back while the legs are deployed, the harp has protective scuff pads on all the contact points.
This model includes a built-in pickup, giving it a huge amplified sound and a lot of versatility. Whether you're in the classroom or on stage, it's the ideal setup for being heard in an ensemble.
Full set of Loveland sharping levers
Two built-in extendable legs
T-handle tuning wrench
34 strings ranging 4¾ octaves from C2-A6
Treble and upper mid-range strings made of nylon monofilament
Lower mid-range strings have nylon core with nylon wrap
Bass strings have nylon core with wire wrap
Soundboard: Laminated Finland birch with clear finish
Soundbox: Laminated Finland birch with burgundy-lacquered ash-grained veneer
Neck: Laminated Finland birch with burgundy lacquer
Pillar: Carbon fiber
Harp: 19½ pounds
Case: 7½ pounds
Optional stand adds approximately 3 pounds
Dimensions (taken from tallest/widest part)
Legs extend up to 17"
Base: 9.5" x 15"