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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:53 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:32 pm
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The first Zither I bought from ebay is still on its way.
It is a Saxon Musikinstrumenten Schuster and Co Markneuenkirchen.
I have got the Framus now but would like to know if the above is a good brand in general?

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:13 am 

Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:31 pm
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Hi Pete - mine is a Schuster also. I've had some very positive comments on it since I got it back in 2014.

If you use the Search feature on the forum, you'll find several references to Schuster. As Schuster was the name of a Markneukirchen company (a workshop), as well as a family of instrument makers, there's probably a wide variance in quality of "Schuster" instruments.

How 'bout posting some photos of the one you found on eBay? Even just a link to the old eBay auction page would help. Then we could make more detailed comments.

Tom M.

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:02 am 

Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:33 am
Posts: 348
Wish I had this problem.

Treat 'em like a baby, covered lightly in a low dust, moderate environment, away from windows, drafts, direct sunlight, etc and they'll both serve you well. If you are in a dry climate, you may want to consider some kind of humidifier; I've never had rust/oxidation problems on the strings.

Anyone have more suggestions/comments on these thoughts?


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