Plucked Psaltery


Cabin Creek offers 2 models of plucked psalteries (lap harp) 2 octaves and 1-1/2 octaves. Both are tuned in the key of G. The plucked psaltery is one of the musical instruments in the Zither family and has been around for centuries. A version of the plucked psaltery is probably similar to the psaltery mentioned in the Bible.

The Cabin Creek Plucked Psaltery is very easy to play for the musical or non musical person alike. Just place one of the music sheets that come with the instrument under the strings and pluck the string above each note. Easy as that. Instant music. Music therapists, educators and parents love them.

The Cabin Creek Plucked Psaltery is constructed of the finest laminated woods mahogany and American Birch used most often on the top and Baltic Birch, a very strong, stable and attractive wood, for the sides.


Included with each instrument:

  • A set of 12 songs
  • Instruction sheet
  • Tuning wrench
  • Pick
  • Extra wire

A padded carrying case and extra wire are available--see the accessories page

**Extra music available for $5.00 per set of 12 songs. SPECIAL buy 3 or more sets and get them for $4.00 per set!


The 2 Octave Psaltery


  • 15"x8"x1-1/2"
  • 15 Strings
  • Tuned in G
  • Baltic Birch or Mahogany top

The 1-1/2 Octave Psaltery


  • 11-1/2"x6"x3/4"
  • 12 Strings
  • Tuned in G
  • Baltic Birch