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
- 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.
- SOLD Exclusive Super Psaltery in Sweet Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany NEW
SOLD Exclusive Super Psaltery in Sweet Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany- it’s simply quietly lovely. Our Best-Selling wood due to its warm, sweet ‘Voice,’ this is a very enjoyable Psaltery. With 4.5 Octaves to play your music in, you can play extra low, then change to extra high- and add clear harmony to gatherings in Octaves … Continue reading
- SOLD High Model Psaltery in Beautiful Ancient Black Bog Oak and Magnolia
SOLD A beautiful High Psaltery in Brooks Hill Music’s exclusive Black Bog Oak that has been Carbon Dated to be nearly 2,000 years old, combined with some exceptionally gorgeous Magnolia for the back. As always, a copy of the testing paperwork is included with every item that uses this wonderful wood. This is truly … Continue reading
- SOLD High Octaves Model Black Walnut Psaltery
Imperfect, gorgeous Black Walnut and Ambrosia Maple High Octaves Model Psaltery. This one is reduced due to a high shoulder at the top- though it’s simply beautiful, it’s clearly not from a factory assembly line! Our loss could be your gain- especially if you’d enjoy small quirks of true individuality in your Psaltery! I’m … Continue reading
- SOLD High Octaves Model Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany Psaltery
This one is AMAZING! Check out the Gorgeous wood grain patterns and awesome sheen on the front and back of this highly unusual Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany Psaltery. This wood is our best selling wood- but it’s not usually known for being Beautiful. It’s commonly known best for it’s sweet ‘Voice.’
- SOLD Lovely Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany Middle Psaltery
SOLD! If you’d like for us to build you another like this one, just let us know and we’ll be glad to! A beautiful Middle Range Psaltery in sweet voiced Mississippi Mahogany. The double instrument picture is a comparison picture to show the increased size against our original size. More pictures available if desired- the … Continue reading
- SOLD Low Model Psaltery in Gorgeous Black Walnut NEW
SOLD New Low Model in Gorgeous Black Walnut. Look at the back of this gorgeous Psaltery! It’s a real Beauty… With the well-known sweet ‘Voice’ of Black Walnut, this Instrument combines extra colors and grain patterns with it’s unique Low Octave sound to be a very special Psaltery. Enlarge the pictures to enjoy … Continue reading
- SOLD Low Octaves Model Ambrosia Maple Psaltery
SOLD A ‘Blushing Beauty’ in a Peach-Pink tinged Ambrosia Maple! Isn’t it Lovely? Wonderful Ambrosia patterns, graceful shimmers, and shadings of subtle shifts in color- it’s impossible to capture it’s full impact in photographs. Enlarge the photos to their full size by clicking two full steps up to see how I tried my best! This … Continue reading
- SOLD Low Octaves Model Psaltery in Ancient Black Bog Oak
SOLD. New Low Model Black Bog Oak Psaltery. We keep selling these before we can get them listed! Even imperfects have found wonderful Homes faster than we could finish them… If you want a truly super-special Low Octaves Psaltery, consider this one. Built of our exclusive, Carbon-Dated Black Bog Oak, it begins … Continue reading
- SOLD Middle Model Psaltery in Black Walnut NEW
SOLD New Middle Model Psaltery in Black Walnut. Isn’t this a gorgeous Psaltery? It’s not as flashy as some of our Black Walnut Psalteries, but it has plenty of color and shimmer in a quieter way. Of course, it has the same beautiful ‘Voice’ that all Black Walnut instruments are known for!
- SOLD Middle Model Psaltery in Highly Unusual Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany
New pricing! This Middle Model Psaltery will get lots of attention wherever it is seen. It looks positively Ancient- and it is. Though it hasn’t been Carbon Dated like our exclusive Black Bog Oak, the Sweet Gum Tree needs 200-300 years to develop a good red heart. For it to be massive enough to cut … Continue reading
- SOLD Middle Model Psaltery in Native Wild Cherry NEW
SOLD A Beautiful new Native Wild Cherry Middle Psaltery with 2.5 Octaves. Beginning at G3 and going up to D6, you’ll enjoy the lower notes in special wound strings, and the higher notes with clear, unwound strings. Tuning can be the Keys of G, D or C. Changing is also quite easy!
- SOLD Middle Model Psaltery in Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany NEW
New Middle Model Red Gum-Mississippi Mahogany. Our Best Selling wood choice for it’s sweet, warm ‘Voice.’ Be sure to enlarge the pictures to see it’s quiet grain patterns…
- SOLD Middle Octaves Model Ambrosia Maple Psaltery
More photos and description soon! The uploading is running at a really low speed.
- SOLD Middle Octaves Model Ambrosia Maple Psaltery
More photos and description soon!
- SOLD Middle Octaves Model Best Extra-Fancy Catawba-Catalpa Psaltery
SOLD The ‘Best’ of the ‘Best,’ is this superb Psaltery! This one had no imperfection, and is one of the Finest Middle Model Psalteries we”ll probably ever build… Wood grain patterns like this are just too rare… Catawba wood is so difficult to describe- I think of it as being like the Tiger Eye … Continue reading
- SOLD Middle Octaves Model Extra-Fancy Catawba-Catalpa Psaltery
SOLD An absolutely STUNNING Psaltery! You’d really be glad you did if you allow yourself some time to enjoy looking at this Beauty! It’s a ‘One-of-a-Kind’ with incredible Brilliance… It’s probably the most Beautiful Psaltery we’ll ever build…it’s THAT stunning! If it doesn’t sell quickly, I may keep it in my own Collection. Seriously! … Continue reading
- SOLD Middle Octaves Model Juniper Psaltery
More photos and description soon!
- SOLD Middle Octaves Model Poplar Psaltery
More description soon!
- SOLD Middle Octaves Model Wild Cherry Psaltery
SOLD I had to upload a lot of photos for this Beauty- it’s color and sheen is too rich and deep to resist trying to share! This is locally grown, Wild Cherry, and it’s just incredibly beautiful. I hope you can see at least some of it- enlarge the photos twice to see the details. … Continue reading
- SOLD New Ambrosia Maple & Catawba-Catalpa with UNIQUE Pin Blocks
SOLD. Worth a Closer Look- this Beauty is hard to photograph- enlarge the photos to see the Face clearer. With a Rich Ambrosia Maple Face and a Gorgeous Catawba-Catalpa Back, this is a very unusual Psaltery. Along with it’s Beautiful woods, it has a Unique extra feature- we asked a airplane Propeller builder for some … Continue reading
- 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