Rick Long makes the most elegant psaltery bows! I still have two beautiful walnut bows he made for me years ago when I had a redwood psaltery of his.
New Bowed Psaltery Day
Just came by to drool over it again. ~sigh~ Methinks I'm jealous!
GORGEOUS!!!! Want one!!!
I shopped around a long time and settled on Jerry's, because it starts on middle C as the low note. Plus, the quality (his experience in building psalteries), the beauty (each one is unique), and the reasonable price. I have no regrets.
New bowed psaltery day!
It's a Jerry Read Smith (Song of the Wood), 2 1/2 octave (33 string) psaltery.
The top is Bolivian Rosewood, with Ziricote binding. The back is Cherry, with my very own, unique worm hole.
I love it, is sounds as beautiful as it looks. Jerry does great work and Heather (in the office) is wonderful to work with.