Liese Alexandra Connell
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New Strings?

Where can I buy new strings for my psaltery?See More
Nov 14, 2020

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Do you own a bowed psaltery?
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
Art show
Who built your bowed psaltery?
I believe a couple from Michigan.
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
I've owned it for perhaps 25 years, but only play it occasionally. I need to replace a few strings. I'm inspired by this site to start playing more often!
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
Only for my students. I'm an elementary school music teacher.
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?

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New Strings?

Posted on November 14, 2020 at 7:23am 0 Comments

Where can I buy new strings for my psaltery?

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At 6:19pm on July 16, 2015, Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey said…

Dec. 6 2014 and there a bouts.

At 6:14pm on July 16, 2015, Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey said…

  Generally speaking you can take your BP to a good music store and use a string gauge on the already there string to match it. If your BP is a Unicorn string .010 for short and .011 for longer strings should do. Please see my member page a while back we discussed restringing. 

At 7:53am on July 15, 2015, Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey said…

 Welcome to Psaltery Strings Liese- quite a few of our members live in Florida, I hope you find one near you to help you. If your BP is 25 years old you should consider changing all the strings sometime.

At 7:53pm on July 14, 2015, Donna Malus said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings Liese!


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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
(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

Visit Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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Tish's list is a valuable resource when searching for other players.

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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