Four Octave Bowed Psaltery

Updated: Apr 7, 2018

I make three different sizes of bowed psalteries, the three octave Baritone, the two and half octave Alto and the two octave Soprano. I wasn’t ever expecting to make a four octave instrument but experimental performer/composer at Iowa State Matthew Coley decided he wanted to try to incorporate this instrument into his mix. I can’t wait to hear what he does with it. He surely won’t be playing it under his chin.


James Jones Instruments

1384 Coltons Mill Rd

Bedford, VA 24523-5259


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