Bowed Psalteries - Current Stock

I make three sizes of bowed psalteries; the Soprano, Alto and the Baritone. Each section below has photos of what I currently have available.  Some of the Altos have more decorative woods in the frame which affects the price slightly.. When specifying a particular instrument, don't forget to include the inventory #. 

 

Note:  If you require a left handed psaltery, there is not extra charge but you will have to order it.

Included with each psaltery
  • An Owner's Manual

  • Tuning and String gauge chart

  • Horsehair bow

  • Rosin

  • Extra wire

  • Tuning Wrench

  • A  soft case adds $45

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 Soprano Bowed Psalteries (two octaves) $200

#8S Spruce soundboard, Walnut back and sides and Curly Maple pin block facing. $200

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Pin block facing

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#8S Spruce soundboard, Walnut back and sides and Curly Maple pin block facing. $200

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#2S Redwood soundboard, Imbuia sides, Teak back with Curly Maple pin block facing $200

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#2S sides

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#2S sides and pin block facing

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#2S Redwood soundboard, Imbuia sides, Teak back with Curly Maple pin block facing $200

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#4S Spruce soundboard with Cherry back and sides. Santos Rosewood pin block facing. $200

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sides and pin block facing

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#4S Spruce soundboard with Cherry back and sides. Santos Rosewood pin block facing. $200

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#7S Redwood soundboard, Walnut back and sides and Curly Maple pin block facing. $200

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#7S Sides
#7S Sides

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#7S Pin Block Facing
#7S Pin Block Facing

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#7S Redwood soundboard, Walnut back and sides and Curly Maple pin block facing. $200

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#9S Mahogany soundboard, Teak back and sides with Curly Maple pin block facing. $200

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#9S Sides
#9S Sides

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#9S Pin Block Facing
#9S Pin Block Facing

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#9S Mahogany soundboard, Teak back and sides with Curly Maple pin block facing. $200

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#10S Spruce soundboard, Walnut back and sides and Cocobolo pin block facing. $200

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#10S Sides
#10S Sides

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#10 Pin Block Facing
#10 Pin Block Facing

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#10S Spruce soundboard, Walnut back and sides and Cocobolo pin block facing. $200

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#1F Cedar soundboard, Cherry back, Leopardwood sides and pin block facing. $350

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#1F sides

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#1F sides and pin block facing

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#1F Cedar soundboard, Cherry back, Leopardwood sides and pin block facing. $350

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#1 Cedar soundboard, Walnut back, sides and Curly Maple pin block facing. $300

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#1 sides

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#1 pin block facing
#1 pin block facing

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#1 Cedar soundboard, Walnut back, sides and Curly Maple pin block facing. $300

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#3 Cedar soundboard, Cherry back and sides with Birdseye Maple pin block facing. $300

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#3 Cedar soundboard, Cherry back and sides with Birdseye Maple pin block facing. $300

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#7 Cedar soundboard, Walnut back and sides with Curly Maple pin block facing. $300

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#7 Sides
#7 Sides

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#7 Pin block facing
#7 Pin block facing

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#7 Cedar soundboard, Walnut back and sides with Curly Maple pin block facing. $300

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#4 Cedar soundboard, Walnut back and sides and Curly Maple pin block facing. $300

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#4 Sides
#4 Sides

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#4 Pin Block Facing
#4 Pin Block Facing

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#4 Cedar soundboard, Walnut back and sides and Curly Maple pin block facing. $300

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#6 Cedar soundboard, Walnut back and sides with Leopardwood pin block facing. $300

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#6 sides
#6 sides

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#6 sides and pin block facing
#6 sides and pin block facing

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#6 Cedar soundboard, Walnut back and sides with Leopardwood pin block facing. $300

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Custom Bowed Psalteries

If you don't see the exact psaltery you'd like, I can make any size psaltery custom in your choice of woods. If you have me build a custom instrument using my sound holes designs  (the star or comet) or just a simple circular hole, the cost is the same as I normally charge. I can also make them left handed at no extra charge.  You just have to wait a bit longer. If you want an individualized custom  sound hole design, special woods and or a unique tuning scheme, visit my Custom Bowed Psaltery Page.  Custom instruments usually take 2-3 weeks. 

Note: Baritone Bowed Psalteries are only built to custom order.