Muzikkon Round Back Bowed Psaltary Baritone Lacewood

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€360.00
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PSBRR

Muzikkon Round Back Bowed Psaltary Baritone Lacewood

The Bowed Psaltery is a beautiful sounding melody instrument producing a clear and ethereal sound. The psaltery is also a very easy to play. The psaltery bow is held in the dominate hand and only one string is played at a time, being bowed between the Hitch Pins. You may choose to play your psaltery with two bows, one in each hand. With that technique, each bow plays one side of the instrument.


Playing the Psaltery may seem daunting until you understand the placement of the notes. Look at the psaltery and you will see the Hitch Pins along one side are evenly spaced (like white keys on a piano). On the opposite side the Hitch Pins are arranged in groups of 3 and 2 with spaces between (like the black keys on a piano). Bowing the evenly spaced strings plays the natural notes. Sharps and flats are played by reaching the bow over to the opposite side of the instrument. A Right-Handed Psaltery has the natural notes on the right side, the Left-Handed Psaltery has the natural notes are on the left side.


The Bow must be rosined before it can play the strings. To rosin up the bow, rough up the surface of the new rosin, a key or nail file works will. Rosin the ends of the hairs first, in short fast strokes, then rosin the full length from end to end. Rotate the rosin cake under the hairs as you drag the bow across. This rotation will maintain a flat surface and prevent a deeply grooved rosin which can damage bow hairs. A properly rosined bow will have rosin powder evenly distributed throughout the hair. Never handle the hair of the bow with your hands. Oils from your skin will leave permanent slick spots that will inhibit retention of the rosin powder.

Broken or loose hairs are not uncommon and will not affect the playing characteristics of the bow. If a hair breaks do not to pluck it out. Carefully cut the hair, leaving a little bit at both ends.

  • Right handed Psaltery
  • 30 Steel Strings, Baritone Psaltery
  • Note Range F4 to Bb6
  • Scale Length 17.5 inches longest string
  • Strings at bridge 5.5 inch width
  • Soundboard made of solid European spruce wood
  • Body made of Solid lacewood
  • Sound hole features an intricately attached carved Walnut Rossette.
  • Body dimensions: 20.5”x1.5”x7.5”
  • Comes with a Psaltery Bow and Tuning Tool

Ship Weight: 5.45 lbs.
Ship Length: 31 Inches
Ship Height: 12 Inches
Ship Width: 4 Inches

• Next day delivery in Ireland
• Uk and Northern Ireland, Delivery in 2 working days
• Rest of Europe delivery in 2-4 working days
• Worldwide customers delivery in 5-9 working days.

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