The plucked psaltery or "lap harp" is a musical instrument for anyone who thinks they can't play a musical instrument! It comes with music sheets that slide under the strings. You play the song by plucking the strings directly over the printed notes on each sheet starting at the left and following the path of notes all the way to the right. This instrument can be played without the song sheets for the more advanced (or adventurous) player. This psaltery can be purchased with or without a case.
This 2 octave plucked psaltery spans 2 octaves in the key of G. A distinctive recessed figure (the Wood Spirit) sets the deluxe apart from the standard. Each figure is molded and hand painted in the Appalachians from original carvings by Pat Schwarz (Gracie) of Hendersonville, NC.
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
Wood Spirit Plucked Psaltery
Additional music packs for the plucked psaltery are available in our online store as well! Look under "Books and Instructional Material."