Ringing Strings Bowed Psalteries  

handcrafted by Rick Long
Clinton, Tennessee
(865) 660-4026
psalteryman@gmail.com

Alto Bowed Psaltery
6-1-15  BSRCMA04 has sold.  More of these are in the works.  Contact me for more info.

4-15-14  BSRCMA03 has sold.

3-8-15  BSQMWA12 has sold.

1-28-15  Pictures and sound clips are up for the newest alto psaltery.  It is the quilted maple/walnut model.

1-26-15 I have one new alto psaltery to add to the site.  You may notice the name change for this psaltery.  Having two soprano psalteries tended to confuse some folks.  I have changed the name from 2 1/2 octave soprano to alto.  The low range on this psaltery goes down into the alto range, so this seemed the obvious thing to do.

I have had folks asking for a psaltery with more range of notes than the little soprano psaltery I have made for many years.  I finally have designed one with great results.  It has that same range of notes as my Tenor psalteries.  It is just tuned an octave higher in pitch.  The range is G4 (G above middle C) to C7.  That is a few notes higher and lower than my small soprano.  Thirty strings and the layout has the notes in the same locations as my tenor psaltery.  It is a very easy transition between the two.  The low end range of this psaltery puts it in the alto range.

The physical size is a little smaller than my tenor psalteries, so this alto will work great for double bowing.  It fits my adjustable tripod holder very nicely.  That's something the little soprano just doesn't do very well.


Scroll on down the page to see the alto psalteries that I have available.  There are pictures, descriptions of the wood, and sound clips of each one being played.
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Email me at -
psalteryman@gmail.com

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To Order -

Email me at -
psalteryman@gmail.com

or Call -
865-660-4026
Top - Eastern Red Cedar
Back - Maple

Item number - BSRCMA04


Price - $480 SOLD






$50 more for the tripod holder attachment and a second matching bow.
























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To Order -

Email me at -
psalteryman@gmail.com

or Call -
865-660-4026
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Top - Eastern Red Cedar
Back - Maple

Item number - BSRCMA03


Price - $480 SOLD






$50 more for the tripod holder attachment and a second matching bow.
























Top - Quilted Maple
Back - Walnut

Item number - BSQMWA12


Price - $530 SOLD








The soundboard is a piece of highly figured quilted maple that is native to the Northwest.  What I am currently using is from a supplier in Washington State.


The back and bridge is Tennessee black walnut.



$50 more for the tripod holder attachment and a second matching bow.
























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1-21-17 I am working on three new alto bowed psalteries.  They should be ready to list in a couple of week.
This is a  two and one half octave tenor bowed psaltery.

The range of notes start at "G" above middle "C" or G4 and go up to "C" two octave above middle "C" or C7

The size is just over 19" long - 5 3/4" wide (at the widest point) - 2" thick (including the height of the pins and bridge)