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

Click on the first image to view all photos full screen and read the description/Price

 Soprano Bowed Psalteries (two octaves) $200

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

Sides
Sides

Pin block facing
Pin block facing

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

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#3S Redwood soundboard, Walnut back and sides and Birdseye Maple pin block facing. $200

#3S Sides
#3S Sides

#3S Pin Block Facing
#3S Pin Block Facing

#3S Redwood soundboard, Walnut back and sides and Birdseye Maple pin block facing. $200

1/4

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

#2S sides

#2S sides and pin block facing

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

1/4

#4S Spruce soundboard, Cherry back and sides with Kingwood pin block facing $200

#4S sides

#4S sides and pin blockkfacing

#4S Spruce soundboard, Cherry back and sides with Kingwood pin block facing $200

1/4

#5S Mahogany soundboard, Walnut back and sides with Sycamore pin block facing $200

#5S side

#5S side and pin block facing

#5S Mahogany soundboard, Walnut back and sides with Sycamore pin block facing $200

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#6S Spruce soundboard, Imbuia sides, Teak back with Curly Maple pin block facing. $200

#6S side

#6S side and pin block facing

#6S Spruce soundboard, Imbuia sides, Teak back with Curly Maple pin block facing. $200

1/4

#8F Cedar soundboard, Curly Cherry sides and Cherry back with Curly Maple pin block facing $325

#8F sides

#8F pin block facing

#8F Cedar soundboard, Curly Cherry sides and Cherry back with Curly Maple pin block facing $325

1/5

#6F Redwood soundboard, Cherry back, Birdseye Maple sides and pin block facing. $350

#6F Side

#6F Pin Block Facing

#6F Redwood soundboard, Cherry back, Birdseye Maple sides and pin block facing. $350

1/5

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

#1F sides

#1F sides and pin block facing

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

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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.