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Alpine Zither (Schlagzither), Bavaria, ca. 1800-1850

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NMM 12562. Alpine zither (Schlagzither), Bavaria, ca. 1800-1850. 17 strings (3 melody, 14 accompaniment). Body: 465 mm long, 255 mm wide; fretboard: 345 mm long, 35 mm wide; melody string vibrating length: 365 mm. Previously owned by the father of Mina Smith, proprietor of the Mina Smith Antique Shop, Spooner, Wisconsin. Paul and Jean Christian Collection, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2006.


Zither Head, Tuning Pins, and Fretboard

Head of zither

Tuning pins
Fretboard


Soundhole

Soundhole



Lower End Bridge and Hitch Pins

Lower end

Lower end hitch pins

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