Folk Mote Music - Bowed Psalteries

Bowed Psalteries by Master Works

The Master Works Bowed Psaltery is possibly the most innovative Psaltery built. Light weight and easy to hold, you can enjoy hours of music comfortably on a Master Works Bowed Psaltery. A pre-stressed finger-jointed frame of hard maple accompanied by the uniquely supported and arched soundboard guarantees a durable and accurately hand crafted Psaltery that will provide years of reliable musical service. Master Works Bowed Psalteries have a logically located fingerhole in the upper back to insure safe and comfortable control as you play or transport your beautiful new Psaltery. Each instrument is carefully inspected for accurate hitch pin height to insure smooth movements of the bow from note to note. Varying string gauges provide strong consistent tone throughout its fully chromatic range of F above middle C to third Bb above middle C. Of course all Bowed Psalteries come with the beautiful Harrison Rose soundhole inlay.

The Custom model offers you an outstanding variety of solid handpicked Mahogany, Walnut, Cherry, or Spruce book matched tops and backs.

Each instrument comes with a tuning wrench, string gauge chart and tuning scheme, rosin, and a Master Works Bow made of real Mongolian horsehair. Masterworks backs all of their instruments up with a 5 year limited warranty.

Master Works Custom Bowed Psaltery $279
(shipping $15 within the continental USA)

Padded Cordura Case $69
Extra Bow $26.50
Bowed Psaltery instructional video: $40

Bowed Psalteries by Unicorn Strings

The Unicorn Strings Bowed Psaltery is fully chromatic with the same range as above. The wood seen on the sides of their instrument is select Northern cherry, as is the bridge and bow. The tops are made of quartersawn Sitka spruce. Laminated rock maple holds the tuning pegs securely. Each bowed psaltery includes a bow, instruction book, instruction cassette, extra string, rosin, tuning wrench and note guides.

The Celtic Psaltery $279
The lovely handcarved soundhole rosette makes this a popular model.

The Classic Psaltery $289
Finished in black, the striking contrast of this instrument is beautiful. It features a handcarved cherry soundhole rosette and bridge.

Shipping: $15 within the continental USA
Padded Cordura Case $69
Extra Bow $26.50

Bowed Psaltery instructional video: $40


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