Jose Antonio
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Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey commented on Jose Antonio's photo
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"  Jose Antonio, Catalonian luthier, Bowed Psaltery built with wood rail pins rather than the usual nickle plated tuning pins. He isn't the only luthier building them this way, I believe our member Jodel Grasset-Saruwatari plays one built…"
Jun 26, 2014
Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey commented on Jose Antonio's photo
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"  Two beautiful examples of Jose Antonio's Bowed Psalteries with wooden rail pins."
Dec 19, 2013
Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey commented on Jose Antonio's photo
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" Jose Antonio working on one of his Bowed Psalteries built wooden rail pins. He is not the only person building them this way but his craftsmanship is amazing."
Dec 19, 2013
Steve Read commented on Jose Antonio's blog post Hello
"Hello,I have some questions for you:What sizes of psaltery do you make / sell? (e.g. tenor, alto, etc.) Can you make a psaltery with a tripod screw already fitted? Can you make one with an amplification jack socket already fitted?I see at…"
Dec 23, 2012
Jose Antonio posted a blog post

Hello

 Hello there! I have never been away, Neither informatics nor English are my stong point. I found a neighbour that speaks English and is helping me out. Over the next weeks I will try to record something on one of the psalteries I have in making right now so everyone of you will get an idea of what the sound is like.Furthermore any questions you may have, feel free to ask; I will be happy to answer all of them.All the best from La Rectoria in Sant Sebastia de Montmajor, Catalonia, Spain.Jose…See More
Sep 27, 2012
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Sep 27, 2012
Donna Malus commented on Jose Antonio's photo
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"I'd love to hear one as well. Especially since there are no pins on the top part of the psaltery....beautiful instrument!"
Feb 19, 2011
Greg (Grego) Dana commented on Jose Antonio's photo
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"Oooo, I want to hear what this beautiful craftsmanship sounds like."
Feb 19, 2011
Ziva D commented on Jose Antonio's photo
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"I hope Jose comes back......!  I have questions too!  That psaltery is so beautiful and unique!"
Feb 1, 2011
Ziva D commented on Jose Antonio's photo
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"I have wanted one of these ever since I saw the pic Donna posted here when I joined!!!!  I asked Donna if she had a link for the luthier, which she kindly provided.  I LOVE the way this psaltery looks!  Sooooo beautiful!  I just…"
Feb 1, 2011
Dan DeBruler commented on Jose Antonio's photo
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"Oh, wow. Those are nice!"
Jan 28, 2011
Donna Malus commented on Jose Antonio's photo
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"Gorgeous!"
Jan 27, 2011
Donna Malus commented on Jose Antonio's photo
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"Jose, did you carve the horse head? It looks like the back and the horse head are one piece. José, ¿usted tallar la cabeza de caballo? Parece que la espalda y la cabeza del caballo son una sola pieza."
Jan 27, 2011
Jose Antonio replied to Donna Malus's discussion List of bowed psaltery luthiers updated July 2010
"j.s.caparros@hotmail.com luthier"
Jan 26, 2011
Jose Antonio commented on Jose Antonio's album
Jan 25, 2011
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Jan 25, 2011

Profile Information

Do you own a bowed psaltery?
Yes
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
In the school of music
Who built your bowed psaltery?
I build my bowed psaltery
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
Yes, I build and sell psalteries
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
No, I don´t teach.
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
Searching in the google

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Hello

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 6:29am 1 Comment

 Hello there! I have never been away, Neither informatics nor English are my stong point. I found a neighbour that speaks English and is helping me out. Over the next weeks I will try to record something on one of the psalteries I have in making right now so everyone of you will get an idea of what the sound is like.

Furthermore any questions you may have, feel free to ask; I will be happy to answer all of them.

All the best from La Rectoria in Sant Sebastia de…

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At 9:48am on December 4, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Welcome Jose! We're so happy to have you join us on Psaltery Strings. Please feel free to post, ask questions, comment and visit often!
Donna
 
 
 

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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/

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http://www.wayniepsaltery.com/

 

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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

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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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