New Bowed Psaltery Day

Susie
Susie
@susie
4 weeks ago
305 posts
Strumelia:

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.


I agree, Lisa. I was so happy to see he's still making them. I got a walnut one too. I may pick up another, because his are the best bows out there, IMHO.
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
one month ago
1,620 posts

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.




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Susie
Susie
@susie
one month ago
305 posts
hugssandi:

Just came by to drool over it again.  ~sigh~  Methinks I'm jealous!  inlove


Haha! Thank you for your kind words. Since purchasing it, I got a second bow for it. I got a synthetic hair bow from Rick Long. Nice! I wanted a bow that I could leave in the case. The Psaltery came with a real horseshair bow, but you shouldn't leave those in the case, because of the little buggers that eat the hair. So, I have that one sitting out, to prevent that from happening.
hugssandi
@hugssandi
one month ago
256 posts

Just came by to drool over it again.  ~sigh~  Methinks I'm jealous!  inlove

Susie
Susie
@susie
one month ago
305 posts
Thanks Lisa, I sure will.
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
one month ago
1,620 posts

It's a beauty, have fun playing it!  :D




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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Susie
Susie
@susie
one month ago
305 posts
Thanks, Bill! I love the sound hole rosettes that he makes.

hugssandi:

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.
hugssandi
@hugssandi
one month ago
256 posts

GORGEOUS!!!!  Want one!!!

Bill S
Bill S
@bill-s
one month ago
10 posts

Gorgeous bowed psaltery, Susie.  Interesting sound hole.

 

Susie
Susie
@susie
one month ago
305 posts

Thank you Robin and Steven. I really appreciate you taking the time to take a look.


updated by @susie: 06/14/19 05:42:29AM
Steven Berger
Steven Berger
@steven-berger
one month ago
100 posts

Congratulations, Susie! Have fun with it, and make some music! music

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
one month ago
896 posts

Wow, that's stunningly beautiful, Susie!  Happy bowing! 




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Susie
Susie
@susie
one month ago
305 posts

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. giggle2

I love it, is sounds as beautiful as it looks. Jerry does great work and Heather (in the office) is wonderful to work with. 

 

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