The Birch plucked psaltery (our economy model) is an acoustic, handcrafted folk instrument which can be enjoyed by young students and senior citizens as well as everyone in between. Also known as a lap harp or zither, this trapezoidal shaped musical instrument provides its player with immediate rewards by producing a heavenly sound. Music cards slip under the strings, making playing the lap harp especially easy. Simply follow the upward and downward lines and pluck the strings which lay directly over the notes below.  This instrument has a range of 2 full octaves in the key of G.  It can be purchased with or without a case.

Each Psaltery comes with extra wire, a tuning tool, a pick, a tuning chart and a "starter pack" of 11 songs which include:

  • Scarborough Fair
  • Oh! Susanna
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • In the Good Old Summertime
  • She'll be Coming Around the Mountain
  • Amazing Grace
  • Swanee River
  • On Top of Old Smoky
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Sounds of Silence


Birch Plucked Psaltery

  • Additional music packs for the plucked psaltery are available in our online store as well!  Look under "Books and Instructional Material."

Song of the Wood

PO Box 19112

Asheville NC 28815

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Jerry, Zachary, Heather, Tim, and Jerry C.