Psaltery Builders and Merchants (8)

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Jon Williams

Hello All! I purchased a bowed psaltery from Jon Williams who was at the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival last year in October, 2021. I know…

Started by Robin Boyd

2 Dec 2, 2022
Reply by Robin Boyd

More information needed

Hello again.  I am wondering about the dimensions for an alto, tenor ad baritone bowed psaltery.  All I ave ever built were sopranos.  This…

Started by Alan Eggleston

0 Dec 5, 2018

Tom Fellenbaum Psalteries

Hi All, a friend of mine who hasn't signed up here yet was looking for any and all information and feedback on Tom Fellenbaum psalteries. I…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by Robert Myers

List of bowed psaltery luthiers updated July 2013

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon and Terry Kirby 330-3230618   From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos http://fr…

Started by Donna Malus

4 Jul 31, 2014
Reply by Russell Cook/Master Works

Psalteries from France

Hi, A most unusual psaltery can be viewed here: - This man builds psalteries and a Fren…

Started by Erich C.

2 Feb 10, 2013
Reply by Erich C.

I play an instrument that is not a Bowed Psaltery nor a Plucked Psaltery

Hello everyone, I am new to the Bowed Psaltery forum. I currently play the Mountain Dulcimer but have acquired a different and new instrume…

Started by Dennis Waldrop

3 Feb 15, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Main

Bowed Psaltery Builder in High Springs Florida

There is a wonderful BP builder in High Springs, Fl ,by the name of Jon Williams. You can google Jon Williams and find him to to get inform…

Started by Dennis Waldrop

1 Feb 14, 2012
Reply by Donna Malus

Newbie Looking

Hi.  Newbie here. I'm looking to buy a psaltery. Have my eye on a Unicorn Strings but saw this one on the builder's list from    Cricket Fi…

Started by John Alden Morgan

21 Jul 2, 2011
Reply by John Alden Morgan


Featured Video

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!

Featured Song

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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

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Please sign up on the bowed psaltery players list

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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