My Adolf Meinel Zither just arrived

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Re: My Adolf Meinel Zither just arrived

Post by Musicmaker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:09 am

Tom mate,
Well suffice to was one of my first questions as i found it so hard to push the strings on the Framus.
I was told to grow calluses and get on with it! Ha ha.
I am glad you asked me to measure the two frets as we both now have a fact to go by.
Yes..would be interesting to know other people's same measurements and then an average can be factually calculated.
If anyone would know what it is supposed to be it would be Ken as he is a master luthier.
I have also made and still do, instruments, but The Zither is a different animal.
Re Mahoghany....i do have some but not in veneer.
I needed to know the thickness you were referring to so thank you for that.
Now i know, i can slice some pieces up on the band saw.

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Re: My Adolf Meinel Zither just arrived

Post by Rudy Mueller » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:36 pm

I keep a small baggie of router or "biscuit cutter" shavings in my kit...they're about the size of an eyebrow, but one or two usually do the trick.


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