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by quincemothman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: History
Topic: Anton Brauer
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Anton Brauer

For those of you who might be interested I had my Anton Brauer Perfekta zither restored a few months ago by those nice guys at Horst Wunsche. They did a great job. One thing that puzzled me though, and that is its age. I noticed on Christoph Schwarzer's web site an article on Anton Brauer. I thought...
by quincemothman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: History
Topic: Anton Brauer
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Anton Brauer

For those of you who might be interested I had my Anton Brauer Perfekta zither restored a few months ago by those nice guys at Horst Wunsche. They did a great job. One thing that puzzled me though, and that is its age. I noticed on Christoph Schwarzer's web site an article on Anton Brauer. I thought...
by quincemothman
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer
Replies: 24
Views: 2250

Re: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer

Hi Evelyn, thank you very much for the info. Funny enough I also play in a ceilidh band playing backup guitar. My other instruments are Harp guitar, electric chord zither and tenor banjo. I also sing. The chord zither is quite old, around 1910 which I had repaired years ago and then fitted four pick...
by quincemothman
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer
Replies: 24
Views: 2250

Re: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer

Hi Ken, sorry for the delay I couldn't send a reply strait away because of a computer glich. I'm starting to think that this Perfekta zither may be a bit special as there are not too many around and not all in great condition it seems. This one was perfectly strait with no warping or cracks. I wonde...
by quincemothman
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer
Replies: 24
Views: 2250

Re: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer

Hi Evelyn, I tried to reply before now but there was a glich in the system so I couldn't send it. Thank you so much for the links they are very interesting. I wonder if there are any zither players in the UK. I've been playing for about 2 years and have learned pieces from YouTube and some music boo...
by quincemothman
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer
Replies: 24
Views: 2250

Re: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer

Hi Ken, a while back we were talking about my Perfekta zither which needed some work done. I emailed Horst Wunsche and asked them if they restored old zithers thinking they wouldn't be interested as they would be too busy building new ones. They replied saying they could rebuild it! brilliant. I sen...
by quincemothman
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Anyone in UK
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Anyone in UK

Hi Richard, you are not alone. ( I thought I was ) I have been teaching my self the zither for nearly two years. I've started too late to ever play as well as I play my other instruments ( I'm now 68 ) guitar, harp guitar, Irish tenor banjo, chord zithers. However, I've achieved more learning the zi...
by quincemothman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer
Replies: 24
Views: 2250

Re: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer

Hi Rudy, no, I just listen to the notes being played. If you can see the person playing its a great help, as you can see their finger positions as well. I have often worked stuff out from listening to recordings. ( on the guitar ) You just listen to one phrase at a time till you get it and then move...
by quincemothman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer
Replies: 24
Views: 2250

Re: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer

Thanks guys, I'm starting to realize now that the zither is realy a very different animal to any other string instrument, but that's a good thing as now I know there's nothing wrong and that its just me being new to this instrument. Fortunately my fingers have thick callouses from playing the harp g...
by quincemothman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer
Replies: 24
Views: 2250

Re: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer

Hi Pete, thank you for your message. I have replied once already but some thing must have gone wrong and my reply didn't appear, so this is my second attempt. I agree with your method of repairing the bridge. However, though the zither is in great shape there are some other issues. Some of the pins ...