Charlie Marshall's Discussions (75)

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"Frances, As a builder, I would agree with Sue on the recommendation to look for a ps…"

Charlie Marshall replied Oct 13, 2016 to Questions from a Newbie

10 Oct 13, 2016

"Linda, I have a few 30 stringed tenors available. I'm also in the final stages of c…"

Charlie Marshall replied Sep 30, 2015 to Tenor Psaltery?

5 Feb 19, 2019
Reply by Linda Hamilton

"Dutch, I agree with you on the need for more Irish music being played on the psalter…"

Charlie Marshall replied Aug 9, 2015 to Irish Music on a Tenor Psaltery

3 Aug 9, 2015
Reply by Dutch Wigman

"David, The tightness of the hairs on your bow is partly determined by personal pref…"

Charlie Marshall replied Mar 28, 2015 to How tight should the bow hair be.

4 Mar 28, 2015
Reply by Serenity

"Dave, The psaltery you are building can be expanded to 2 1/2 octaves by adding addi…"

Charlie Marshall replied Mar 5, 2015 to Another string question

4 Mar 5, 2015
Reply by David Murton

"David, I began building bowed psalteries using the Psimple Psaltery design a few ye…"

Charlie Marshall replied Mar 4, 2015 to Another string question

4 Mar 5, 2015
Reply by David Murton

"I would agree with Rick Long regarding the need to utilize a tripod which uses an al…"

Charlie Marshall replied Feb 23, 2015 to Would a Video Tripod work??!!...

8 Feb 23, 2015
Reply by Charlie Marshall

"Greetings, I have a few 30 Stringed Alto and Tenor instruments in my inventory righ…"

Charlie Marshall replied Jul 21, 2014 to Need to buy a psaltery

1 Jul 21, 2014
Reply by Charlie Marshall

"Hi, Since your psaltery has a money back guarantee, I would return it and hope for b…"

Charlie Marshall replied Apr 22, 2014 to Crack in psaltery

2 May 4, 2014
Reply by Cynthia Witmer

"Another clip-on electronic tuner which I've had good success with is the SNARK.  I s…"

Charlie Marshall replied Feb 5, 2014 to electronic tuner for psaltery

4 Feb 5, 2014
Reply by hilary ANNE hughes


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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


From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos


to see his work visit

Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms


Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata


Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall


New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels


Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas


Jon Williams Psalteries
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Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman

Ringing Strings - Rick Long

Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch

James Jones Instruments

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

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Gregg Schneeman - California
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Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments


Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
Skype name celesteray88


Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL


Dona Benkert -

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247

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.

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026

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

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info
Melbourne, FL

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