I'm referring to this 2 Octave Bowed Psaltery as "Mystery Wood." I travel around and buy a fair amount of different species from many different sources. Some of my sources are better at identifying their inventory than others. It's definitely not an exact science. Bottom line ... although this wood is similar to several a use ... I'm just not sure what it is! It's possible that it is Brazillian Walnut ... but don't quote me as knowing for sure. The back, I know, is Mahogany while the rails and pinblock are Rock Maple. The Bridge and Center Rosette are Maple and the edge binding is Curly Maple with a Purpleheart stripe. This instrument ranges from G (above middle C) up to G (two octaves above middle C. This Bowed Psaltery comes complete with an adjustable horsehair bow, tuning wrench, bow rosin, tuning chart, extra strings and an instruction and care booklet.
*Suggested Options* (check the appropriate box below to add to your order!)
Option #1 - Cordura Nylon Padded Case with Pocket and Bow Sleeve.
Option #2 - Battery Powered Digital Chromatic Tuner.
Option #3 - Wall Display Hanger for Bowed Psaltery.
Sometimes after I get home from a "wood trip" and unload ... I'll look at a piece and think "now what the heck is that!" Hence ... "Mystery Wood."