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Alto Bowed Psaltery / #399

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You can call me at (276) 388-3202 or email info@cabincreekmusic.com.



Price: $290

This bowed psaltery has a contrasting BLACK WALNUT soundboard and a maple back with celtic knot soundholes. The strings shimmer in the photo because the camera couldn’t correct the steel strings and the dark background. There is also a small knot on the back causing no structural problem only providing character.

The sound is balanced, has moderate sustain and a pleasant sound.


  • G to G plus extra high note to A and extra low note to F
  • 30 Strings
  • 19 1/2 inches long

This instrument includes:

  • A very easy instruction/ song book
  • Horse hair bow
  • Rosin
  • Tuning wrench
  • A note chart that attaches alongside the strings showing the notes
  • A quality padded nylon case with pocket and 2 carrying straps
  • Extra strings, bows, horse hair, rosin and electronic tuner/pickup are available–see the accessories page

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