18-string Helm-shaped “Finist”

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18 string HELM-SHAPED “Finist”

A beautiful musical instrument with pure beautiful sound. This psaltery can transmit the most subtle shades of the mood of the performer, it can be called an ideal instrument for both beginners and experienced musicians.

Body:  maple & ash
Soundboard:  solid spruce
Other detail:  beech

Tuning pegs:   metal
Strings:   metal

Color:    natural, palisander, lemon, redwood, larch, oak, mocha, bog oak, ebony, black.    check it!

Length:          905  mm
Width:              302 mm
Thickness:     80 mm

Weight:  2.2 kg

Can be tuned: 
G3 A3 B3 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 A4 B4 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 A5 B5 C6
G major (↓ 7)
D3: G3 A3 B3 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 A4 B4 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 A5 B5
G major (↓ 7)

Strings diameter:
1 string – 0,65 mm.
2 string – 0,55 mm.
3 string – 0,50 mm.
4,5 string – 0,45 mm.
6,7,8 string – 0,40 mm.
9,10,11,12 string – 0,35 mm.
13,14 string – 0,30 mm.
15,16,17,18 string – 0,25 mm.


In stock

Comes with a tuning key and a 3-year limited warranty.

Additional information

Weight 2.2 kg
Dimensions 905 × 302 × 80 mm

13 reviews for 18-string Helm-shaped “Finist”

  1. Olaf

    The Psaltery we’ve got from you is WONDERFUL!!!
    It has such a warm and also clear sound!
    We really love it.
    Thank you very much!
    Many greetings from Germany from

    Olaf & Claudia Hausmann

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  2. Edward Hopf

    The Helmet-Shaped Gusli arrived today. it has a great sound. Three string became unwound but that will be easy to fix. I am very pleased with the instrument. Please tell Sergey that he has great craftsmanship in making instruments.

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  3. Annette Wacha

    I received the psaltery. One string was broken but it easily replaced.

    I love it Thanks!

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  4. Marianne Bouvette

    I tried both instruments and I am totally in love. They sound incredibly beautiful. I am planning to post video recordings on my YouTube channel very soon, I will let you know and tag your company when I publish them.

    Thank you!

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  5. Christian Svenstrup

    Just wants to inform you that I received a beautiful instrument with the postman this morning. One of the string had fallen of, but I managed to put it on again. It has a splendid sound.
    Thank you for the trade.

    Kind regards


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  6. Maclaine

    Hi! The psaltery arrived and it looks lovely. A couple of the strings broke during shipment, but there is no damage to the body. I’m going to replace the strings with the ones included. Thank you again for a wonderful instrument. I’m looking forward to playing it for a long time.


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  7. Liene Cirsa

    I received my instrument last week and couldn’t be happier. It sounds great! Thank you so much!

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  8. Sara Rochfort

    Dear Baltic Psalteries team
    The beautiful Psaltery..Gusli has arrived and I am delighted with it. So well made and such a lovely resonant tone from a master craftsman. You should have a maker’s mark on it, you know; either a stamp or a label inside.
    Now I need to learn to play it. I already play an 11 string Kantele so this is a step up.
    Thank you again for the lovely instrument
    With best wishes

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  9. Liv Runesdatter

    I received it this afternoon. It is a beautiful instrument! I am so much looking forward to explore this lovely instrument!
    All the best,

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  10. Dejan Šmalcelj

    Perfect condition, beautiful instrument. The sound is amazing, rich and deep! My fingers seem to dance in the string on their own… I am going to have a lot of fun with this one. Great craftsmanship, congratulation on the work and thank you for all your patience and help ☀️ I will definitely recommend your instruments around ?
    When I create a sound masterpiece I’ll send you a video clip if you would like ?
    Thank you and until next time, be well, stay healthy and keep making these awesome psalteries.

    All the best, Dejan

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  11. Graham martin

    Sounds elegant and looks beautiful, I’m very happy, thank you.

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  12. Bob Baxter

    My 18 string helm gusli and case arrived today, beautifully packed. What a beautiful instrument! The one thing missing was a tuning wrench, however. I hope to figure a way to get it in tune as the sound is wonderful. The workmanship is great and the blue case is very high quality. The shipping was much faster than I expected. Thank you so very much.
    Bob Baxter

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  13. Renata Samorost

    I’ve fallen in love with this instrument! It’s not so difficult to learn how to play this. The sound is so strong and rich, it resonates through the whole body during the play. I purchased it 4 years ago, and the sound gets better with age!

    Also, the instrument isn’t so heavy, so you can take it on a trip!
    Thank you for this miracle 🙂

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