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Psaltery is played by drawing the bow across strings
that are between the pins on the right and left sides.
The right side of a bowed psaltery is the key of "C" (i.e., like the white keys on a piano) and the left side contains sharps and flats (i.e.,like the black keys of a piano). The bowed psaltery sounds like a violin, but it is much easier to play.
Walnut with Celtic Knot Soundhole
30 string model (22" long) has 2 plus octaves with a range of F to A above
middle C. Black dots identify the C notes. Has
17 notes on right side (F to A) and 13 notes on left side (F# to A#).
The pinblocks are hard Maple. Side rails are solid Walnut. Walnut bridge with metal bridge cap. Soundhole insert design is a beautiful Celtic Knot.Rosette insert is laser cut solid wood. They are 22" long, 8" wide on the bottom and 1 3/4" deep. The top is usually Walnut, but may also be Cherry, Butternut, Alder, or Spruce.
Each comes as a package with Walnut bow, rosin, tuning wrench, spare wire,beginners booklet "TK O'Brien's Guide to Playing the Bowed Psaltery" and nylon carrying case with pocket. The case may vary in size and appearance.
3 year warranty.
With Celtic Knot soundhole BP 5 $245
S/H estimate: $24
It is very helpful to have a chromatic electronic tuner, since pitch pipes do not have all the notes. The tuner clip attaches to a tuning pin and goes into the electronic tuner, which makes the tuner listen more easily to the psaltery and eliminates any background sounds.
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