Repair or replace.

Is your zither in need of repair? Do you have questions on how to best maintain your zither, or have advice? Post your questions and advice here.

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BrigitteFendt
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Repair or replace.

Post by BrigitteFendt » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:48 pm

Anyone know of a good repair person? Came to visit my Dad and he said his zither was damaged. Willing to repair if it makes sense. Willing to look for new instrument if unable to repair.
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kenbloom
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Re: Repair or replace.

Post by kenbloom » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:44 am

That is some pretty severe damage. You might want to compare the cost of repair to the purchase of a new and more modern instrument. This one is a smaller instrument with only three contra basses and some of those half frets that were popular on many older instruments. Modern zithers are much better built and have a longer string length which gives better tone. I would look into a new or at least newer instrument. Just my 2p.

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