Franz Schwarzer Arion Harp Zither - Model 74

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Franz Schwarzer Arion Harp Zither - Model 74

Post by Dave » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:31 am

Sebastian Fichtl recently restored a Franz Schwarzer Arion Harp Zither, model no. 74. The instrument, serial number 10590, dates to 1921. An early catalog description reads:

"No. 73 - Top veneered with especially prepared Rosewood Burl, sides veneered with genuine Rosewood; ivory celluloid bound edges and inlaid wood purflings; ebony finished pillar; Rosewood shell and scroll; patent aluminum string-holder; finely engraved German silver patent head; in cloth covered, flannel lined wood case, with nickel-plated trimming. ……….92.00

No. 74 - Same description as No. 73, with fancy pearl figured inlaid around soundhole; colored wood inlaid purflings; carved pillar and shell, scroll inlaid with pearl; handsomely engraved patent aluminum stringholder; best quality plated steel tuning pins; finely engraved German silver patent head; in leather covered, velvet lined case, with nickel-plated trimmings. …………108.00"
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Re: Franz Schwarzer Arion Harp Zither - Model 74

Post by isarian » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:25 pm

I really would like to know how it sounds.
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Re: Franz Schwarzer Arion Harp Zither - Model 74

Post by Kennethpauls » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:21 am

it's an incredible instrument.

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