Plucked Psalteries are ancient Musical Instruments that are VERY easy to learn to play! Whether a First-Timer in your 80′s, or an experienced Musician, it can be hard to put it down! Simple music cards or sheets allow you to follow the musical dots to play, or the easy numbered music of Mountain Dulcimer players will follow your string numbers with a simple guide. Both music sources are easy to collect for lots of music! We provide a quality tuning wrench, two Guitar picks for those who like to use them, and a start of both types of music for you. We will tune to G or D as you request, or C if you prefer to play your own music. All you need is to choose which of our instruments is the most beautiful to you!
Our Original Model Psalteries were 15 strings and 2 Octaves. The new Models are in 4 sizes and now contain 19 strings for 2.5 Octaves, or 33 strings and 4.5 Octaves! These largest Beauties are named Super Psalteries, naturally, and contain as many strings as some full Floor Harps- in a compact, very portable size! This is an exclusive design that we created to share with our wonderful buyers- and my favorite instrument to play melody on.
We have a range of woods and pricing to suit most anyone. Blemished ones are a real bargain, too.
Shipping rates for Plucked Psalteries in the continental US are $35.00 for most Instruments, with $45.00 for the bigger Low Model Psalteries. Supers are a little more at $55.00 due to their much larger shipping needs. This is below our actual cost to carefully package, fully insure and ship any of them to you!
Contact us for International sales! We’ve found less expensive shipping that may make it more affordable for you to own a Brooks Hill Music Psaltery!
Just added- - now you can hear!
Check the video page for a new video playlist showing one of our new Low Model Psalteries!
Now Uploaded- A Playlist of our different Original Model Psalteries in many unique woods! Look at the last Video on the Video page with a Cherry Original Psaltery to hear them all and compare their many individual ‘Voices.’ I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed finally creating it to share with you…
- Demo- Middle Octaves Model Catawba-Catalpa Psaltery
Currently pulled for Demo. Contact me if you would like to buy this one! More photos and description soon!
- Sale Pending Middle Octaves Model Wild Cherry Psaltery
Sale Pending. This one may be a Happy World Traveler!
- Sale Pending-Low Octaves Model Psaltery in Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany
Low Model Psaltery in Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany. A lovely, sweet ‘Voiced’ Lower Octaves Psaltery. Our Best Selling wood choice, this Instrument has that wonderful warm sound that is especially nice in these lower notes. Enlarge the pictures to see the subtle grain patterns… A soft red color is combined with Ambrosia Maple side … Continue reading
- SOLD Exclusive Black Bog Oak & Magnolia Low Model Psaltery
SOLD Sorry- these sold FAST. We will be building more, but orders are welcome if you’d like a special wood choice or combination of woods. Feel free to ask- there is NO obligation to buy if you do! We need inventory anyway, so your input would be most welcome. Exclusive to Brooks Hill Music is … Continue reading
- SOLD ‘A Mother’s Day Dream Super Psaltery’
RESERVED… If you’d like for us to build another like this one, just let us know! Are you wanting something REALLY SPECIAL for Mother’s Day? This is possibly the most Beautiful Instrument we’ve built- and THAT’S saying something! Easy to play, with a beauty that is meant to be enjoyed- enlarge the pictures and see … Continue reading
- SOLD ‘A Mother’s Day Dream Super Psaltery’
GONE! Given as a Mother’s Day Gift! Another can be built if desired- just ask! Looking for something REALLY SPECIAL for Mother’s Day? Maybe this will be what you want to find… This is our FIRST Amp-Ready Psaltery! Also, we are trying to make it affordable. Usually, one installed pick-up can cost $75.00. This Big … Continue reading
- SOLD ‘CLEARANCE SALE’ Beautiful Catawba-Catalpa Original Model
Beautiful Golden Psaltery with a great Acoustic sound- it has a very glossy and shimmery back, with a more matt-like finish on the soundboard face. Isn’t it gloriously beautiful? It has a stable but imperfect joint on the right edge of the back- it is very small, and is in the pictures. Due to this, … Continue reading
- SOLD ‘CLEARANCE SALE’ Lovely Native Cherry Original Model
SOLD A lovely, sweet voiced instrument- Cherry is known for it’s good sound and quality in musical instruments. The Ambrosia Maple has extra nice patterns and it has an interesting sapwood Black Walnut back. It could be a puzzle for folks to try to identify if you’d like to make them guess what type … Continue reading
- SOLD ‘CLEARANCE SALE’ Magnolia Original Model
SOLD Becoming deeper in color with time, this Beauty is now included in a 4 Instrument Video on the Video page, so you can hear it’s sweet ‘Voice.’ It is a ‘Demo’ Model and has some beautiful grain patterns on it’s Face, and gorgeous ‘Shimmers’ on it’s Back. Listen to it on the Video … Continue reading
- SOLD ‘CLEARANCE SALE’ Old Cypress Original Model 1
SOLD One of 4 Sweet-Voiced Cypress Original Model Psalteries we have on hand now. All 4 of these have wood that is well over 100 years old… One is more Red-toned in color, like this ones Back is, but the ‘Voice’ is basically the same. Another one like this one is now in a sample … Continue reading