Hognose Psaltery - KIT

Hognose Psaltery - KIT

Product Details

Difficulty Rating

The Hognose Psaltery is a great introduction to musical instrument building. It is simple to assemble using normal household tools and 20-30 hours' time. Use an electric hand drill for drilling string holes in the soundboard and for installing screws. You'll need two c-clamps and some weights for certain gluing steps.

The soundboard offers several opportunities for creative decorating. You can apply your favorite stain, do some woodburning, or even paint the top.

What's Included:


Hognose Psaltery Kit Features

Key Specs

Strings 15 ball-end acoustic
Range G3 - G5
Tuning Diatonic
Weight 2.5 pounds
Dimensions 28" wide, 10" deep
Soundboard Baltic Birch Laminate
Frame Solid hardwood
Rosette Included

The Musicmakers Kit Warranty

Need replacement parts?

Just notify us of the problem. We are generous with spare parts, but we may ask you to return the defective part if we think we can salvage it. We may ask you to pay for replacement parts if you damaged them during construction. After one year from date of purchase, we may not be able to supply replacement parts if we have discontinued the kit.

Need help with construction?

We are happy to finish assembling a kit for you. The basic fee is the difference between the kit price and the finished price shown in our current catalog (regardless of the price you paid for the kit). If you have done some of the assembly, we may be able to discount the construction fee, unless we need to re-do some of your work. If you want us to do only part of the construction, please call us about the price.

Desire a refund?

We give refunds, or exchanges, for re-usable kits returned within one year of purchase, regardless of reason for return or stage of construction. You must present proof of purchase from MUSICMAKERS. Such refunds will be for merchandise only, not shipping, handling, or insurance fees. We will refund the price of only those parts that are returned in re-saleable condition.

If we made an error on the original shipment, we will pay for return shipping. Please call us for the proper procedure.

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Wonderful instrument. Wonderful kit.
Stephen Ingraham
Verified Buyer
Quite easy to build. I made one mistake which required some corrective ingenuity, but that was my fault :) Built in a day. Finished the next. Plays well, tunes easily, sounds great. Everything you could ask for. And the music sheets make it possible for anyone to play music their very first try!
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My first kit
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It came very fast, but the box had fragile stickers all over it and was crushed. Everything survived it was a different color or type of wood but I am having fun.
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Not yet built
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Box arrived very quickly - great shipping ! It is currently in my garage awaiting clearance of work space so I can put it together. I assume kit quality will be excellent and will respond again after the 'build' when I'm learning to play it.
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Hognose Psaltery Kit
George S
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I ordered the hognose psaltery kit to build with my son who is four-and-a-half. It arrived very quickly and everything was as expected. It went together very easily and we stained it a mustard yellow before protecting it with polyurethane. It looks and sounds great. Few tools were needed aside from a drill, a few clamps and a sander. We made a simple drill jig so the tuning pin holes would be all the same and used a fine flushcut saw to trim the box sides but you could do without those. Great kit to try out instrument building and gain some practical experience! We also have the mountain dulcimer kit to try next :)
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