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Alpine Zither (Elegie Zither) by Max Amberger, Munich, ca. 1870
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NMM 12092. Alpine zither (Elegie zither, Altzither in two sections) by Max Amberger (1838-1889), Munich, ca. 1870. 38 strings (5 melody, 33 accompaniment). Spruce with rosewood veneer on tops and backs; hardwood with tulipwood veneer on sides; pearwood fretboard. Section one body: 619 mm long, 259 mm wide; fretboard: 430 mm long, 56 mm wide; melody string vibrating length: 510. Section two body: 800 mm long, 355 mm wide. Paul and Jean Christian Collection, 2006.
Maker's Labels and Stamp
The two maker's labels shown above list two different workshop addresses: Müllerstrasse 27a and Müllerstrasse 8.
Maker's signature engraved on metal plate and stamped at upper end of fretboard.
Connecting the Zither's Two Sections
Zither Head, Tuning Pins, and Bottom Button
Lower End Bridges and Hitch Pins
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