Portfolio: Psaltery, August 1975

  • Lacquer finish
  • Spruce top with ebony bridges & ubinga (not bubinga) sides & back
  • Hand-made brass zither pins
  • 16 double courses tuned in unison
  • Hand-carved rosettes, carved directly into the top

This is a medieval renaissance instrument – I built quite a number of early music instruments. Somebody ordered one of these, so I made a couple and kept one. They call that the “pig-nose” design.