Andrew Spitzer
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  • Winnetka, CA
  • United States
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Mar 11
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Hanging Bowed Psalteries in the workshop.

"The one on the far left with the wild walnut figure is already sold. The walnut model on the far right is still available -- a little less ornate still beautiful. The F-hole tenor in the back I may need to keep for myself (I've kind of fallen…"
Mar 10
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Alto F-hole Psaltery Build

Alto Bowed Psaltery in genuine mahogany with dark walnut binding. 25 strings, chromatic tuning (G6 to G4). Lutz “kermodie” spruce soundboard with hand carved F-holes, mother of pearl note markers, and a violin varnish finish. Under construction in…
Mar 10
Karen Palmer left a comment for Andrew Spitzer
"Welcome to Psaltery Strings!"
Mar 6
Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey left a comment for Andrew Spitzer
" Most welcome to Psaltery Strings Andrew, I'm looking forward to finding out more about your BP building!"
Mar 4
Andrew Spitzer is now a member of Psaltery Strings
Mar 3

Profile Information

Do you own a bowed psaltery?
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
A friend had one, and asked me to build a more professional model (I am a luthier). I fell in love with the instrument and started making them for sale, and eventually for myself.
Who built your bowed psaltery?
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
About a year.
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
Not yet.
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
Not yet.
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
Web search for stringed instrument forums.

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At 7:28pm on March 6, 2018, Karen Palmer said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings!

At 8:20am on March 4, 2018, Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey said…

 Most welcome to Psaltery Strings Andrew, I'm looking forward to finding out more about your BP building!


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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


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to see his work visit

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Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

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  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at

or call him at



Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings


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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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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