Small Bowed Psaltery

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Project by amagineer posted 04-17-2011 01:40 PM 1636 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Second Bowed Psaltery. It is made out of Purpleheart, layed with Western Red Cedar I got from a retired guitar maker in Nashville.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#1 posted 04-17-2011 02:05 PM

This is another beautiful instrument; you do nice work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 04-18-2011 05:34 AM


How is this instrument played? On the lap? It’s really beautiful!


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#3 posted 04-18-2011 01:30 PM

To play the bowed psaltrey; you place your hand under the top narrow end and with the bow in your other hand you stroke the strings between the pins. the sound is amazing. If you do a google search, you will find video’s of people playing them.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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