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For Sale or Trade: Left-handed Bowed Psaltery

SOLD, and on its way to a loving home.

Started by S. Oravec

3 Apr 10, 2015
Reply by S. Oravec

used Unicorn Strings psaltery for sale

Unicorn Strings Celtic model, 30 strings—2 & ½ octaves, with note markers, onebow. Recently restrung, in excellent condition. $185 plus…

Started by Debra Burrell

1 Jan 10, 2015
Reply by Debra Burrell

Folkcraft Highland Harp for sale

I have a friend would like to sell a 1990s Folkcraft Highland Harp I understand that this is not the appropriate listing site.  I have no…

Started by glen scratchley

6 Sep 5, 2014
Reply by glen scratchley

Rigaud bowed psaltery

This bowed psaltery was made by Bob Rigaud and recently professionally appraised at $150. Luthier:  Bob Rigaud Woods:  Northern Cherry thro…

Started by B. E. Wilcox II

2 Jan 10, 2014
Reply by B. E. Wilcox II

Jerry Read Smith psaltery

This bowed psaltery was made by Jerry Read Smith of Song of the Wood.  It has two new strings and was recently professionally appraised at…

Started by B. E. Wilcox II

0 Dec 14, 2013

Wall Mounting Bowed Psalteries

I've come up with a new design for a wall mount for psalteries and was wondering if there was enough interest in them to begin building mor…

Started by Charlie Marshall

3 Oct 28, 2013
Reply by Charlie Marshall

1994 Rick Long soprano

Just saw a cedar top maple back for sale on ebay. Made 1994. Looks perfect. Starting bid $145. Not my item but thought someone here might b…

Started by K.Keller

0 Jul 30, 2013

Buy my Psaltery to support school children and music

I just listed a nice bowed psaltery on ebay which will help pay for the materials and shipping of three new psalteries to a 10 student scho…

Started by Charlie Marshall

4 Nov 14, 2012
Reply by Charlie Marshall

Tom Fellenbaum psaltery

Hello everyone..Im new to the forum and Im trying to locate some info on a Fellenbaum 24 string psaltery.I understand he no longer makes th…

Started by donna osborn

0 Nov 9, 2012

Looking 4 A New or Used Bowed Psaltery

I am looking for a new or a used Bowed Psaltery. I am thinking a Tenor if possible. I live in NB, Canada and I can't seem to find one aroun…

Started by Joanne Bois

3 Feb 11, 2012
Reply by Charlie Marshall


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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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Clergy's Lamentation




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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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