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Psaltery [sawtry] (Fr. psaltérion, saltere, sauterie; Ger. Psalterium, Psalter; It. and Sp. salterio)locked

  • James W. McKinnon,
  • Nelly van Ree Bernard,
  • Mary Remnant
  •  and Beryl Kenyon de Pascual


An instrument of the zither family (classified as a Chordophone ). It consists of a raised piece of wood, or a wooden box with soundholes, without a neck; it may be rectangular, triangular or trapeziform in shape (the various forms are shown schematically in fig.1 ...

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