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Alpine Zither by Franz Schwarzer Workshop, Washington, Missouri, 1907

Portrait view of zither

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NMM 12967. Alpine zither (concert zither) by Franz Schwarzer workshop, Washington, Missouri, 1907. No. 23 Concert Zither Style A. Serial number 9384. 35 strings (5 melody, 30 accompaniment). Body: 550 mm long, 300 mm wide; fretboard: 360 mm long, 60 mm wide; melody string vibrating length: 415 mm. Paul and Jean Christian Collection, 2006.

Front, Side, and Back Views

Front view Melody strings side view Bass strings side view Back view

Soundhole and Maker's Label


Schwarzer label

Zither Tuning Pins

Head of zither Mechanical pegs

Upper end tuning pins

Lower End Bridges and Hitch Pins

Lower end showing bridges

Hitch pins

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