Retirement Sale! Bowed Psalteries 50% Off
Walter is retiring from making instruments. The instruments listed on the website right now are the LAST INSTRUMENTS available from Walter.
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The soundboard is nicely grained book matched WHITE CEDAR. It has a wheat patterned soundhole. The back and sides are red oak. (Price: $325)
This soundboard is creamy white BALTIC BIRCH with a swirl designed soundhole. The sides are maple. (Price: $375)
The soundboard of this baritone bowed psaltery is very straight-grained WESTERN RED CEDAR with a wheat patterned sound hole. (Price: $325)
This baritone bowed psaltery soundboard is WESTERN RED CEDAR with a wheat patterned sound hole. The back and sides are a nicely grained piece of ash. (Price: $325)
The soundboard is a beautiful piece of RED MAHOGANY with a hummingbird soundhole. The sides are curly maple which contrasts nicely with the luscious mahogany top. (Price: $290)
The soundboard is an interestingly grained piece of CHERRY with a dove soundhole. The back and sides are maple with some curl. (Price: $290)
A nice piece of BLACK WALNUT graces the top of this alto bowed psaltery. It has a wheat patterned sound hole. The back and sides are a nicely contrasting piece of oak. (Price: $290)
Price: $290 $145 This instrument has a RED CEDAR soundboard with an ash back and sides. The soundhole is a hummingbird. There is a narrow seasoned crack on the right side extending for a couple of inches on the back causing no problem whatsoever. The sound is crisp,...
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. (Price: $290)
The soundboard is BUTTERNUT with a few tiny worm holes on the upper end. It has a wheat patterned soundhole. The back and sides have a very nice piece of curly maple with interesting grain. (Price: $265)
The soundboard of this soprano bowed psaltery is distinctive looking SPALTED POPLAR. It has a Fleur de lis patterned sound hole. The sides and back are maple, and the sound is crisp, clean and balanced. (Price: $265)
The sound board of this soprano bowed psaltery is a very curly piece of TULIP POPLAR with a wheat motif sound hole. If you like curly wood then this instrument might take a second look. The rest of the instrument is cherry including the tip of the bowed psaltery. (Price: $265)
The sound board of this instrument is RED CEDAR with a wheat patterned sound hole. It also has a black walnut tip on the pointed end adding interest. The back and sides are black walnut. (Price: $265)
CURLY TULIP POPLAR is the wood of choice for this bowed psaltery sound board. It has a wheat patterned sound hole. The sound is quite balanced, warm, neither too crisp nor too mellow, creating a very pleasant sound. (Price: $265)
The soundboard is BALTIC BIRCH with wheat motif soundholes. The sides are black walnut and the back is Baltic birch. The sound is sweet and pleasant with moderate overtones. (Price: $375)
BALTIC BIRCH comprises the soundboard and back of this hammered dulcimer. It has swirl sound holes and the sides are maple. The sound is very pleasant with a centrist sound, not too loud and bright or too mellow. (Price: $375)