A Gallery of Psalteries

Here are some examples of psalteries that others have built following the plans (more or less) found on this website. Let them be an encouragement to you, that building a musical instrument—a psimple psaltery—is not out of your grasp!

If you’ve made a bowed psaltery from the plans listed on this website, and would like to share your results with others and add to this gallery, please contact me and I’ll try and add your work to this page.

(For even more ideas, you can take a look at my own personal psaltery gallery of instruments I made under the moniker Phantasy Psalteries.)

 

Charles Sigler bowed psaltery

Charles Sigler bowed psaltery

Charles Sigler (2007)

 

Lynn Smallwood bowed psaltery

Lynn Smallwood (2008)

 

Gordon Brown bowed psaltery

Gordon Brown bowed psaltery

Gordon Brown (2008)

Paul Cole bowed psaltery

Paul Cole bowed psaltery

Paul Cole (2008)

Dave Owen bowed psaltery

Dave Owen bowed psaltery

Dave Owen (2008)

Gregory Trickey bowed psaltery Gregory Trickey bowed psaltery

Gregory Trickey bowed psaltery

Gregory Trickey bowed psaltery

Gregory Trickey (2009)

Bill Allman bowed psaltery

Bill Allman bowed psaltery

Bill Allman bowed psaltery bow Bill Allman bowed psaltery bow

Bill Allman (2009)

Robert Killen bowed psaltery

Robert Killen bowed psaltery

Robert Killen (2009)

Dick Willitts bowed psaltery Dick Willitts bowed psaltery

Dick Willitts (2009)

Sunniva Wormsen bowed psaltery Sunniva Wormsen bowed psaltery

Sunniva Wormsen (2010)

Pandora Hart bowed psaltery Pandora Hart bowed psaltery
Pandora Hart (2011)
Richard Arnold bowed psaltery Richard Arnold bowed psaltery
Richard Arnold (2011)
Rebecca and Fritz Dowe bowed psaltery Rebecca and Fritz Dowe bowed psaltery
Rebecca (and Fritz) Dowe (2011)

Bill Yoder bowed psaltery

Bill Yoder (2012)

Robert Wright bowed psaltery

Robert A. Wright II (2012)

Deeann bowed psaltery with Pandora Hart Deeann bowed psaltery with Pandora Hart

Deeann bowed psaltery with Pandora Hart

Deeann bowed psaltery with Pandora Hart

DeeAnn (with Pandora Hart) (2012)

David Gstalder bowed psaltery

David Gstalder (2013)

david-waechter-psaltery

David Waechter (2014)

 Bowed Psaltery


Bowed Psaltery back

Caleb Bennett (2016)