robert schuler's Discussions (39)

Discussions Replied To (36) Replies Latest Activity

"Thinnest string in bronze. Is .018.... Robert."

robert schuler replied Jun 23, 2019 to A question about restringing

1 Jun 23, 2019
Reply by robert schuler

"Sounds like a great project. I've always depended on trial and error. Since there is…"

robert schuler replied Mar 5, 2019 to Cello Psaltery Build

1 Mar 5, 2019
Reply by robert schuler

"Frances, forgive me for coming  to this late. You never said what gauge strings your…"

robert schuler replied Dec 16, 2018 to Dead Strings

15 Dec 17, 2018
Reply by Frances Bercher

".012 is great... Good luck... Robert"

robert schuler replied Oct 30, 2016 to Psaltery Strings

6 Nov 9, 2016
Reply by Rick Long

"On my soprano psalteries I use .011 wire on all strings. Never had a issue with tuni…"

robert schuler replied Oct 30, 2016 to Psaltery Strings

6 Nov 9, 2016
Reply by Rick Long

"Mike. I used a guitar fret ruler. I used a 25.5" scale. I set my pins in the same po…"

robert schuler replied Jun 17, 2016 to Tenor Psaltery?

5 Feb 19, 2019
Reply by Linda Hamilton

"Baritone model is sold... Robert..."

robert schuler replied Feb 24, 2016 to Tenor and Baritone psalteries for sale

3 Feb 24, 2016
Reply by robert schuler

"Yes its still available. I sent you a friends requist. This will allow us to e mail…"

robert schuler replied Feb 3, 2016 to Tenor and Baritone psalteries for sale

3 Feb 24, 2016
Reply by robert schuler

"The EP01 soundboard transducer with end pin jack. These are simple to install and ea…"

robert schuler replied Feb 1, 2016 to using amplification

3 Feb 1, 2016
Reply by robert schuler

"Schatten makes a very small pickup that we use on dulcimers, Although I never instal…"

robert schuler replied Jan 31, 2016 to using amplification

3 Feb 1, 2016
Reply by robert schuler


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

Click on the title for the current
featured sheet music!

Clergy's Lamentation




What is Psaltery Strings worth to you?
A dollar a month?
Your help to offset the cost of keeping our Community alive is appreciated.

Thank you.



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

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.

© 2023   Created by Donna Malus.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

To add a scrolling message to your NingBar, change this text, and add the code to your Custom Code Box. If you want, you can add simple links like this: Visit JenSocial This is a great way to make announcements to your site visitors.