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by maxwareham
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Gebr. Gunzelmann Metal Frame Zither
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Gebr. Gunzelmann Metal Frame Zither

Finally got this back from being restored. I think it's from the 1870's (?), Nürnburg. The metal frame is quite unique. It sounds wonderful. There was an issue with the zero fret, so it was replaced with a bone nut, and the bridge that holds the string pins in place was rebuilt. I'm really loving it...
by maxwareham
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Munich VS Vienna
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Munich VS Vienna

Munich it is! Many thanks. :)
by maxwareham
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Munich VS Vienna
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Munich VS Vienna

Hello! I need to get a new set of strings for my zither (I don't play at all yet..) Should I get Munich or Vienna? I really really like the playing of Anton Karas and believe he used Vienna tuning, but I can't seem to find any method books for the Vienna tuning. Do you know of any, or should I just ...
by maxwareham
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Listening recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 2141

Re: Listening recommendations?

This is great! Thanks all for these recommendations. I've only had a chance to check out Tom's so far (which I'm enjoying. That Bach is 👌), but I'm looking forward to digging into all of this! Don and Tom, what towns in CT do you live in? I'm located in the pioneer valley in western MA, but I grew u...
by maxwareham
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: String material
Replies: 3
Views: 593

String material

Hello, I recently purchased a beautiful old zither, which is currently being repaired (will send pics when I get it back!). When I purchased it, it was quite beat up, out of tune, etc. I seem to remember that all the strings were steel, similar to the type used on a guitar. Are zither strings exclus...
by maxwareham
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Listening recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 2141

Listening recommendations?

Hi all, I was hoping you'd be able to give me some recommendations for listening. I'm just starting out on the zither, and am hooked on the playing of Anton Karas and Ruth Welcome. Is there anything in this vein that you could recommend, I'm also interested in hearing some more traditional playing. ...