Wood, Strings, Pins and Bows (21)

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My "ring" is missing!

Hey, everybody. I posted this on the general discussion board because in reviewing categories for forum questions, I simply overlooked this…

Started by Gordon Whittington

3 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by Charlie Marshall

Glue joint

I'm building my first bowed psaltery. Following the instructions in the "Simple Psaltery" book. I have glued the frame together, ready to i…

Started by Loren Woods

2 Nov 26, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Main

Tone wood

I am about to build my first bowed psaltery. I have finally assembled all of the materials. I had to wait for the tone wood (old growth red…

Started by Loren Woods

1 Nov 1, 2012
Reply by Charlie Marshall

Plans?

I just finished building a BP from the Psimple Psaltry website.  It plays nicely and stays in tune and all, but it's a bit high for my tast…

Started by Farrell Bullock

35 Aug 13, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Main

Favorite Tuner?

This has to do with maintaining your psaltery and the all important aspect of tuning.   What are the tuners you use and favor?   I have use…

Started by Rick Long

13 Aug 4, 2012
Reply by Jeanne Kettler

Wound versus Plain Strings

Having never before played a psaltery, nor ever even touched one, I decided what the heck, I can build one of those.  So I did.  Here is th…

Started by Karl Mouck

26 Feb 15, 2012
Reply by Donna Malus

Re-installing sound hole rosette

Hi all, first post (and honestly the reason I finally sought out this forum).  I've got a problem, I have an approximately 14 year old Unic…

Started by Michael Valentine

6 Mar 27, 2011
Reply by Tish Westman

An Aid for Tuning

One of the hardest things about tuning a BP is to be able to pluck the one string you're trying to tune without sounding the ones next to i…

Started by Tim Smith

1 Nov 10, 2010
Reply by Donna Malus

How often to re-string?

Being a daunting task, or at least seemingly so, I have to admit I'm playing some shamefully old strings.  But unlike my mandolin and banjo…

Started by Tim Smith

8 Oct 13, 2010
Reply by Donna Malus

Bowed Psaltery Prototype by J. Cain

  I found this for sale on e-bay. It's built by J. Cain and he listed it as a prototype, there are also two videos which I am uploading as…

Started by Donna Malus

1 Aug 2, 2010
Reply by Donna Malus

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Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

This video is a personal favorite because it shows a unique type of bowed psaltery with a gorgeous sound. When I heard it I broke out in goose bumps!

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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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