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 NEWLY REDUCED! Bradford Pear laminated Pinblocks
SOLD NEWLY REDUCED! Now $20.00 Less! More pictures and description coming!
- SOLD Original Model Catawba-Catalpa and Maple with UNIQUE Pin Blocks
This is a truly beautiful Psaltery- a purely Golden Beauty. With a seemingly-glowing Catawba-Catalpa Face, and a beautifully figured Maple Back, it is extra-extra-special. Along with it’s Beautiful woods, it has a Unique extra feature- we asked a airplane Propeller builder for some pieces large enough to build a few REALLY Special Psalteries as we closed … Continue reading
- SOLD Original Model in Gorgeous Reversed Maple & Catawba-Catalpa with UNIQUE Pin Blocks
This Gorgeous Maple & Catawba-Catalpa Original is just as Beautiful as the Golden Beauty that matches it- but in reverse! (Now sold.) On this one, the Figured Maple is on the Face, while the Golden Catawba-Catalpa is on the back. Along with it’s Beautiful woods, it has a Unique extra feature- we asked a airplane Propeller … Continue reading
- SOLD REDUCED! Original Middle Octaves Model Chinaberry Psaltery
The back of this was so beautiful, I had to list it backwards! This is a Best Seller on Demo tables- it’s so bright and beautiful when you can actually see it up close. Photographs simply can’t show it clearly. This Psaltery doesn’t have the laminated/layered side rails that we always build for our … Continue reading
- SOLD REDUCED! Original Middle Octaves Model Chinaberry Psaltery with Laminated Pinblocks
SOLD Again, so beautiful! But you can’t show it clearly in photographs… *Sigh!* This Psaltery has our own laminated/layered side rails for a higher quality design. NEWLY REDUCED! Now $20.00 Less!
- SOLD! ‘Wildwood’ Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany w/ laminated pinblocks
SOLD! Was $20.00 Less! I named this ‘Wildwood’ because it is an unusual grain pattern and coloring for Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany- we’ve only built 2 with this pattern. With all the sound and Voice of our regular, Best Selling wood, this has an added bonus of a totally different look. Hard to photograph, it could be … Continue reading
- SOLD! Native Wild Cherry not laminated
NEWLY REDUCED! Now $20.00 Less! More pictures and description coming!
- SOLD! Special Sale on an Imperfect Ambrosia Maple Middle Psaltery
This nice instrument has a high shoulder on it’s left side- a mistake that can’t be fixed. It makes an opportunity for a great bargain on a wonderful instrument! It has a attractive strong pattern and good voice, with 2.5 Octaves to play. Also, it has our exclusive Black Bog Oak for it’s double Bridges … Continue reading
- SOLD- Ancient Black Bog Oak laminated Pinblocks
SOLD on eBay
- SOLD- Gorgeous One-of-a-kind Black Walnut Low Psaltery