I recently entered a Bowed Psaltery in the largest juried woodworking competition in the country, "Design in Wood" in Del Mar, California. There are 24 categories and over $25,000.00 in prize money. I took 3rd place in the musical instrument category and I was thrilled. The instrument is made from Cherry Burl and is 37" long and 10" wide with 37 strings with 3 full octaves from G6 to G3. The finish is hand polished lacquer that would be similar to what is known as French Polish. I have been making BP's for almost 20 years under the name of Omega Strings but this is the first one I have entered in a woodworking competition. It was quite an experience and I already have plans to enter another one next year.