Bowed Psalteries

Bowed Psalteries

Alder
24 String Bowed Psaltery24 String Bowed Psaltery

24 String Bowed Psaltery

$229.00

24 string sound clip

This soprano 24 string bowed psaltery is our smallest model at 18 inches long, 7 inches wide at the base and has a 1 1/2 inch soundbox.   Weight approx. 2 1/4 lb. Made in US.

On the right side, the natural notes start at G4 (first G above middle C) and go up to G6 2 octaves higher. Dots under the C notes help provide position reference.

The top wood and usually the back wood is bookmatched. The top wood varies and may include sassafras, walnut, cherry, alder, spruce or butternut. The back, sides and bridge are walnut. The sound hole has an intricate Celtic Knot insert. Select the image for more views.

We package each instrument with a  walnut bow, rosin, spare strings, gooseneck tuning wrench, beginners instructional/song booklet  TK O’Brien’s Guide to Playing the Bowed Psaltery, note guide strips and a nice padded heavy duty nylon  carrying case.  3 year warranty.

24 String Soprano (BP24)
$229.00

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Butternut
30 String Bowed Psaltery Soprano30 String Bowed Psaltery Soprano30 String Bowed Psaltery Soprano30 String Bowed Psaltery Soprano30 String Bowed Psaltery Soprano

30 String Bowed Psaltery Soprano

$269.00

30 String Soprano Sound Clip

The size of this soprano offers up a full sound. It measures 20 + inches long, 7 1/2 inches wide at the base and has a 1 1/2 inch soundbox. Weight approx. 2 3/4 lb. Made in the US.

On the right side the natural notes start at F4 (first F above middle C) and go up 2+ octaves higher to A5.

The top is usually available in walnut, cherry, butternut, alder, and spruce. The top wood and usually the back wood is bookmatched. Back, sides and bridge are solid walnut. Dots under the C notes help provide position reference. Select the image above for a view of other wood options.

We package each instrument with a walnut bow, rosin, spare strings, gooseneck tuning wrench, beginners instructional/song booklet TK O’Brien’s Guide to Playing the Bowed Psaltery, note guide strips and a nice padded heavy duty nylon carrying case. 3 year warranty.

30 String Soprano (BP30)
$269.00

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Baritone Bowed Psaltery Small
30 String Bowed Psaltery Baritone30 String Bowed Psaltery Baritone

30 String Bowed Psaltery Baritone

$369.00

30 String Baritone Sound Clip

The baritone has beautiful rich tones. It has 30 strings, is 25 inches long, 9 inches wide at the base, and has a 2 inch sound box. Weight approx. 4 1/4 lb. Made in the U.S.

On the right side, the natural notes start at F3 (first F below middle C) and go up 2 + octaves higher to A5.  This psaltery uses a combination of wound and plain steel ball end string for optimal note pitch.

The bookmatched top is available in walnut, basswood, cherry, and butternut. Back and sides are walnut.  Walnut is a dark brown wood. Basswood is a blond color. Butternut is a medium toned wood. Cherry is a medium to darker pinkish brown wood. Dots (usually mother of pearl) at the C notes help give position reference. Select image for views of woods and package contents. Woods shown are representative of color and overall appearance but may vary in grain.

We package each instrument with a walnut bow, rosin, spare strings, gooseneck tuning wrench, beginners instructional/song booklet TK O’Brien’s Guide to Playing the Bowed Psaltery, note guide strips and a nice padded heavy duty nylon carrying case. 3 year warranty.

30 String Baritone Psaltery(BP30X)
$369.00

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