Small Bowed Psaltery

  • Advertise with us
Project by amagineer posted 04-17-2011 01:40 PM 1652 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!

3 comments so far

View helluvawreck's profile


31096 posts in 2866 days

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

This is another beautiful instrument; you do nice work.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View lightweightladylefty's profile


3238 posts in 3712 days

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


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


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View amagineer's profile


1415 posts in 2596 days

#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!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics