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by Heidi
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Zither for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 751

Zither for Sale

Hi everyone, Available for purchase is a used zither inherited by a couple in Maryland. See photos below. I've had a look at the instrument myself and can note that it is a functional, light-weight instrument on the smaller end of the zither spectrum. The tones are in the sweet/mellow/subdued range,...
by Heidi
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Need zither instructor
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Need zither instructor

I second Dave's suggestion! I live near Baltimore myself, but am not proficient enough a zither player to offer lessons yet. I currently take lessons from Jane Curtis and can add my recommendation to Dave's. She is a wealth of zither knowledge and has helped me greatly :)

Heidi
by Heidi
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Richard Paulus Zither
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Richard Paulus Zither

I think it's a little hard for us today to picture how popular the zither was in teh latter part of the 19th century. I agree. We live in a zither desert by comparison! Zither makers are so few that just about any that actively produces is well-known to all. This particular zither was fun to resear...
by Heidi
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Richard Paulus Zither
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Richard Paulus Zither

Yesterday I looked into an email received about someone seeking further information on a zither passed down to them from their great-grandparents who had moved to the US from Germany in the 20's : paulusZ2.jpeg paulusZ1.jpeg The big question was, who was Richard Paulus? I'd never heard of him before...
by Heidi
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Zithers
Topic: Scherz zither?
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: Scherz zither?

Aha! Well that's an interesting zither indeed. Thanks for posting the link :D

Heidi
by Heidi
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Other Zithers
Topic: Scherz zither?
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: Scherz zither?

Hmm... maybe if the translation is taken literally it is a fake zither or otherwise a "joke" zither? That would be interesting to find out. Where did you hear of it?

Heidi
by Heidi
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Builders
Topic: Exploded view of the zither
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: Exploded view of the zither

I don't suppose I have a whole lot of advice to offer on this thread - quite frankly, the thought of taking a zither apart at the seams and messing with it scares me :? - but a few thoughts come to mind... The L profile sounds interesting. I've never seen a zither with one before, but if there is on...
by Heidi
Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Dancing figurine, video 29 seconds
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: The Dancing figurine, video 29 seconds

Many thanks for posting the article link! I regret that I don't understand Slovenian but the pictures themselves spoke volumes. I enjoyed studying them and seeing the variety of characters. These delightful little figurines are truly remarkable. You are lucky to have found one. Regards from Maryland...
by Heidi
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Dancing figurine, video 29 seconds
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: The Dancing figurine, video 29 seconds

That's absolutely adorable! I want one :P Do they still make these? I wonder what it would look like if you had two figurines dancing together...