Ringing Strings Bowed Psalteries  

handcrafted by Rick Long
Clinton, Tennessee
(865) 660-4026   psalteryman@gmail.com
This is a  two and one half octave tenor bowed psaltery.

The range of notes start at "G" below middle "C" or G3 and go up to "C" two octave above middle "C" or C6

The 30 strings are all phosphor bronze wound acoustic guitar strings.  This psaltery packs a lot of punch in volume and great tone for its size. 

It is 21 1/2" long, 7" wide, and 1 1/2" thick.



The tripod attachment is an option you can add that will give you a way to hold the psaltery to play using two bows, one in each hand.  It opens up a whole new chapter in the playing of a bowed psaltery.

Here's a tune I played just utilizing the two bow method.  One bow in each hand.

You can add this option for $50 and that includes a second bow, a pretty good deal as my tenor bows sell for $25 each.  This price is only if you are buying one of my tenor psalteries.

The camera tripod is not included.

The price is $75 for just the tripod attachment if you didn't purchase your psaltery from me.

The ball head tripod pictured is the one I recommend for a tenor sized psaltery.  Very lightweight, but very sturdy and hardly any shaking while bowing.  The important thing is that it has an all metal head, even the quick release plate is metal.  Any plastic in these areas will allow the psaltery to shake slightly while bowing, very annoying.  This tripod won't support one of my baritone psalteries.






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This picture shows what is included with the tenor psaltery.
New for 2017 is a newly designed case.  Pictures of those soon.





Scroll on down the page to see the tenor psalteries that I have available.  There are pictures, descriptions of the wood, and sound clips of each one being played.  The information for the tripod holder attachments I build for double bowing is shown at the bottom of this page, just under the instrument listings.

The listings of the tenor bowed psalteries that are available for sale are on down the page.

Scroll down to see pictures of the front, back, and side.  There are also sound clips of them being played, so you can hear exactly what they sound like.









Scroll on down for info on the tripod holder attachment I build to allow for playing the tenor psaltery using two bows, or double bowing.
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Email me at -
psalteryman@gmail.com

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865-660-4026
Ringing Strings Tenor Psaltery                            Range of Notes G3 - C6
Here's a few tunes recorded at a jam session at Cumberland Crafts on 7-27-2008.  I was playing my quilted maple and walnut tenor bowed psaltery during the jam.  Terry Lewis is playing the appalachian Dulcimer.

Simple Gifts             Shall We Gather at the River

Morning Has Broken                                    I Surrender All

Be Thou My Vision                                   Amazing Grace

                Southwind                       Trust and Obey

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Top -Birds-eye Maple
Back -Maple
Pick-up Installed

Item number - TEBEMA06E

Price -$745 (this includes the $75 charge for the pickup)





            






The soundboard is some beautiful birds-eye Maple.  It's been a while since I have had some of this quality.

The back and bridge are made of hard maple.


The amplified sound clips are with the psaltery playing directly through a guitar amplifier.  I did have some Chorus effect turned on while playing, it's built into my amp.  Lots of options for different sounds by using effects when amplifying.  Of course, you can just play through the amp with no effects, just to make your playing louder.  It is up to you.  Fun to experiment.



You can add the adjustable tripod holder attachment and an extra bow for $50.  This price is only available when you purchase your psaltery from me.  Pictures of the holder are at the bottom of this page, just scroll down.

Camera tripod not included.



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To Order -

Email me at -
psalteryman@gmail.com

or Call -
865-660-4026
Top -Curly Ambrosia Maple
Back - Maple
Pick-up Installed

Item number - TECAMA08E

Price -$735 (this includes the $75 charge for the pickup)  SOLD







Lots of character in this curly ambrosia maple soundboard.  Great color!

Paired with hard maple this is a light colored beauty.



You can add the adjustable tripod holder attachment and an extra bow for $50.  This price is only available when you purchase your psaltery from me.  Pictures of the holder are at the bottom of this page, just scroll down.
Camera tripod not included.



To Order -

Email me at -
psalteryman@gmail.com

or Call -
865-660-4026
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psalteryman@gmail.com

or Call -
865-660-4026
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Top -Birds-eye Maple
Back -Maple

Item number - TEBEMA05

Price - $670 SOLD










The soundboard is some beautiful birds-eye maple.  Extremely figured

The back and bridge are made of hard maple.  I love the look of these all light psalteries.




You can add the adjustable tripod holder attachment and an extra bow for $50.  This price is only available when you purchase your psaltery from me.  Pictures of the holder are at the bottom of this page, just scroll down.

Camera tripod not included.



4-24-17  TEBEMA05 has sold.

4-4-17   TECAMA08E has sold.

1-21-17  I have added three new tenor psalteries to the site today.  It has been a while since I have had any to offer on here.  Pictures, descriptions, and soundclips are all ready for you to view and hear.  You can click on the pictures to enlarge them and see more detail.