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by Mrays7945
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Franz Schwarzer Model 17
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Franz Schwarzer Model 17

Thanks so much! That’s a neat thing to see.
by Mrays7945
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Franz Schwarzer Zither
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: Franz Schwarzer Zither

Thanks Rudi. Good thoughts. I’ll do some research.
by Mrays7945
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Franz Schwarzer Zither
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: Franz Schwarzer Zither

Here is a link to pictures of my find. I’m awaiting delivery of a complete set of Bergfee Green Label strings. While I have got it completely unstrung, I’d like to clean it up. Is there a polish or finish renewer I can safely apply to such an antique instrument? https://photos.app.goo.gl/zFkxcyMWtEV...
by Mrays7945
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Franz Schwarzer Zither
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: Franz Schwarzer Zither

I would like to send fotos. However, when I attempt to attach even one with Add Files, I receive a prompt that the attachment is too large.
by Mrays7945
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Bergfee Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Bergfee Strings

I attempted to order a set of Bergfee Green Label strings from Amazon, only to receive a message this morning from their supplier, Tobias Pöhling, that they are out of stock until the end of November. Very disappointing. I must completely restring my newly acquired 1897 Schwarzer 32 string, and a wh...
by Mrays7945
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Franz Schwarzer Zither
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Franz Schwarzer Zither

Responding to a Craigslist posting in Sherman, Texas, I was able to acquire a Franz Schwarzer concert zither No. 6917. It is in remarkable condition. No cracks, separations, delaminations, no corrosion of the tuning pegs, no wear signs on the frets or fretboard, etc., and only one light scratch on t...
by Mrays7945
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Bergfee Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Bergfee Strings

Thanks, Ken Bloom. That’s a very clear explanation of the difference between the Blue and the Green. And, I was wondering.
by Mrays7945
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Bergfee Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Bergfee Strings

Thanks, Rudy.
by Mrays7945
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Bergfee Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Bergfee Strings

Thanks, Andy.
by Mrays7945
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Bergfee Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Bergfee Strings

Faced with the prospect of restringing (most anything I’m encountering in my search for an instrument would require restringing), I notice that Amazon US carries Bergfee strings. Are they good ones? And there are also three grades, Red(steel), Blue, and Green (both nylon). Which among these would be...