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…
- SOLD ‘CLEARANCE SALE’ Old Cypress Original Model 2
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, but the ‘Voice’ is basically the same. I believe this is the one I chose to demonstrate in a sample Video on the … Continue reading
- SOLD ‘CLEARANCE SALE’ Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany ‘Wildwood’ Original Model
- SOLD ‘CLEARANCE SALE’ Old Cypress Original Model 3
One of 4 Sweet-Voiced Cypress Original Model Psalteries we have on hand now. One is more Red-toned in color, but the ‘Voice’ is basically the same. Another one like this one is now in a sample Video on the Video page so you can hear how Beautifully these ‘Sing!’ This wood is well over … Continue reading
- SOLD A ‘Super’ Super Psaltery! Spectacular Catawba-Catalpa
I truly don’t know where to begin to describe the Uniqueness of this Spectacular Super Psaltery- except to say I’ve been holding it back with a strong desire to add it to my own Collection!!! I know we’ll never see another the same as this one. Pricing it was really hard, as this has … Continue reading
- SOLD A Truly Unique One-of-a-kind Black Walnut High Psaltery
SOLD THIS is a truly a ‘One-of-a-kind’ High Model Psaltery! It is the one everyone who visits quickly notices and has to ask about. It is THE one I’ve seriously considered keeping for my own! It is difficult to photograph it properly- it is simply amazing. Unless the owner of the rest of this Black … Continue reading
- SOLD A Unique Magnolia High Psaltery
SOLD An unusual High Range 2.5 Octave Psaltery. Built of beautiful Magnolia, it had a low knot hole that was replaced with the sound Rosette for a unique look. It also has some of our exclusive Black Bog Oak for it’s double Bridges. This wood has been Carbon Dated to be nearly 2,000 years old! … Continue reading
- SOLD Demo- Middle Octaves Model Black Walnut Psaltery
SOLD to an International Musican. This is a very dramatic looking Psaltery! The deep, rich coloring of this brilliant Black Walnut face is just impossible to capture properly, but the back is a bit of a unexpected shock in it’s bold patterns and coloring! It’s sure to catch the eye of anyone who gets … Continue reading
- Sold Exclusive Super Psaltery in Gorgeous Black Walnut NEW
Exclusive Super Psaltery in Gorgeous Black Walnut- isn’t it stunningly beautiful! I had to do extra photos to try to show the incredible colors and patterns on the back… It has burl graining in a wide area, so you can find some thin crack patterns near its center- they are no problem, especially on … Continue reading
- SOLD Exclusive Super Psaltery in Magnolia
This Beauty is hard to capture with pictures- it is best where it can be touched- it is soooo smooth and glossy to feel with it’s unique Mississippi Magnolia Wood! You can look on the Video page now for a sample Video of this Smooth Beauty- it has a great ‘Voice!’
- SOLD Exclusive Super Psaltery in Poplar
Didn’t this turn out BEAUTIFUL? It now has a Video Sample so you can hear it’s One-of-a-kind ‘Voice!’ Check the Video page to see and hear it.