The time has come to hang it up. I can do no more shows and while I can do repairs, the instrument making is over. I will still “mess around” in the shop when I feel like it, but that is about all.
While I am out of the standard Bowed Psalteries, I have a number of Signature Series Bowed Psalteries and a few Dulcimers left. I have seriously reduced prices and am trying to find good homes for my “children.” Will also consider serious offers. I have these listed under the instrument section of this website, so take a look and see what you think. When these are gone I will make no more. Should you have any questions about any of them please let me know. Can also send additional photos of them if you wish.
My website will come down at the end of June, 2018 and that will be it. I hope to have found homes for my “children” by then.
I want to thank all of you for your years of support and encouragement. As I point out in my Artist Statement, the idea that instruments that I have made can bring pleasure and joy to people long after I am gone, gives me a wonderful and proud yet humbling feeling. Would love to receive any comments that you would wish to offer.
Blessings upon all of you and thank you again for all that you have meant to me.
Archie Smith Instruments, February 8, 2018