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An Article about Rosin from Strings Magazine

The Differences Between Dark and Amber Rosin JANUARY 5, 2004 Deciphering what it is, how it’s made, and which one is right for you By…

Started by Donna Malus

0 May 1, 2016

Rehairing bows

Does anyone know how to rehair an early Kingslake bow?  It has an adjustment much like the Song in the wood one, but the hairs are glued in…

Started by ellen Bruny

4 May 12, 2015
Reply by Dawn Wilson

How tight should the bow hair be.

I have just finished building my first psaltery and being a bit impatient I quickly made a bow with 2 thin pieces of pine laminated to form…

Started by David Murton

4 Mar 28, 2015
Reply by Serenity

Problems with Bowing

I am a beginner with a Folkcraft psaltry and bow.  The bow is brand new.  I am not sure why there is hardly any sound when I bow psaltry. …

Started by Lori Hartman

3 Dec 11, 2014
Reply by Lori Hartman

Building some BP bows

Howdy - I've decided that I want to build 2 or 3 pairs of bows to replace the ones that I have had for the last ten years. The wood will be…

Started by Ron Housley

7 Apr 5, 2014
Reply by Jeremy Main

Rosin the Beau (or bow!!!)

I have just got a Gewa bow and I have never used rosin on a hair bow before.  It hasn't got any rosin on it and I wonder if anybody has adv…

Started by hilary ANNE hughes

5 Oct 26, 2013
Reply by Jeremy Main

Bows

Can anyone recommend a bow for my psaltery ? They range so much in price and I am very confused ! Thanks, Katie

Started by Katie Phillips

5 Sep 1, 2013
Reply by Michael Askew

Rosin question

 I just got my first bowed psaltery from Unicorn Strings and it came with a cake of rosin that is very hard (not tacky at all).  Is that th…

Started by Jacque Ridgway

2 Feb 8, 2013
Reply by Jacque Ridgway

playing with 'real hair' bows

a neophyte observation:   While at the Gebhard Woods festival recently, I purchased two BP bows from Wayne Simms.  He uses real horse hair,…

Started by glen scratchley

2 Mar 27, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Main

protecting the bow

Hello. Just wondering how you guys protect your bows. Do you put them in your gigbag? Do you do something else? I'm worried that pulling th…

Started by Rob Ball

8 Nov 26, 2011
Reply by Terry Butler

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Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

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Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby

http://www.springcreekpsalteries.com/

330-323-0618

From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos

765-468-7387

http://fromthewoodsinstruments.com/

to see his work visit

http://shop.indianaartisan.org/collections/musical-instruments

Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms

http://www.wayniepsaltery.com/

 

Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata

http://www.prairiepsaltery.com/

 

Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall

http://www.loonsongpsalteries.com/

 

New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels

http://www.newtraditionsdulcimers.com/index.html

 

Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas  

http://www.davespsaltery.com/

 

Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman
http://www.westmaninstruments.com

Ringing Strings - Rick Long
http://ringingstrings.com

Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries
http://www.michaeljking.com/psalterymaking.htm

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

James Jones Instruments
http://www.jamesjonesinstruments.com/bowedpsaltery/bowedpsaltery.html

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer
http://www.omegastrings.com/

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook
http://masterworksok.com/

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at
 pgsykes1@hotmail.com

or call him at

601-583-4115

 

Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings
greggschneeman@psalterystrings.com

 

Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments
408-867-4324
ptommerup@juno.com

 

Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
347-796-4484
Skype name celesteray88

 

Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL
309-828-7957
dulcimergal98@yahoo.com
http://www.dulcimerdreams.com/

 

Dona Benkert -
Illinois

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247
http://www.folk-lorecenter.com/

Tish Westman - West Virginia
Lessons at Tamarack, Beckley, WV. Wednesday workshops also available for individual classes and to teach at festivals.
Sunday "Jam" 3:30 to 6:00. All instruments welcome, play mostly Old Time, Celtic & Gospel Music, not opposed to trying any tune called, once did a rap on Bowed Psalteries.
1-304-575-0998
tishwestman@yahoo.com
www.westmaninstruments.com

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026
http://www.ringingstrings.com/lessons.html

Karla Armstrong - Pennsylvania
Karla plays a variety of instruments and does workshops as well. Please visit her web site for additional information or contact her via the web site or the information below.
(717) 632-8099
karlaarms@upontheharp.com
http://upontheharp.com

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.
606-676-0128
esch@qx.net
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info honey@offthewalls.us
Melbourne, FL
http://www.offthewalls.us/Psaltery.htm

Visit Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Please sign up on the bowed psaltery players list

Tish's list is a valuable resource when searching for other players. http://www.westmaninstruments.com/Bowed_Psaltery_List.html

If you are already on Tish's list, why don't you stop in and update your info? While your there take a look to see if there are new players in your area. Who knows, you might get together and make a recording.

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