Two Zithers for sale

Do you have information regarding zither supplies, such as rings, strings, tables and sheet music? Are you looking for a reliable zither, or have one to sell?

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Re: Two Zithers for sale

Post by Musicmaker » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:54 am

Hello Mrays!
Well I nearly gave it up but 4 months is no time to decide.
I have decided to bash on and with the encouragement from those here on the forum.
I will be sorry if they both go so I will keep the Meinel and sell the Framus.
Yes the Zither is a beautiful sounding instrument.
You need to have determination and be prepared for sore fingers at first until they toughen up.
I did offer to pay half of the postage costs.
Actually my Framus came from USA although built in Germany.
No...you should not discount learning anything because you think you are too old.
If it gives you pleasure that is what matters.
Dont worry about having it repaired for the time being as it js fully all there.
Wait until the time comes before you concern yourself with luthiers.
I will send you a couple of zither rings.
Strings can be obtained your end of the world by Dr Zither.
The Framus has Lenzner soloklang strings on it.
I can post a video of me playing it if you are interested.
I hope I have answered your questions reasonably well.
Pete

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Re: Two Zithers for sale

Post by Mrays7945 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:19 pm

Hi, Pete.
Thanks for your message.
If you have time to make a recording, I’d be really pleased to hear the Framus.
Thanks, in advance, and
Best regards,

M

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Re: Two Zithers for sale

Post by Musicmaker » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:07 am

Here is one I did earlier with the Framus.
https://youtu.be/ZHog51zG70w

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Re: Two Zithers for sale

Post by Mrays7945 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:12 pm

Nice! I like it.

I’m still trying to locate a used instrument in the continental US. And, still have had no success. I have reached out to Kurt Eckroth, but understand he has been on vacation and is, to boot, a very busy guy when he’s not zithering. So... who knows...

Sure like the look of that Framus, though. And, to my neophyte ear at least, it sounds good, too.


Best regards,

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Re: Two Zithers for sale

Post by Musicmaker » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:11 pm

I am pleased you like it.
I hope you manage to find one more locally.
It is the old story.
When you want one you cannot find one reasonably priced and when you want to upgrade nobody wants yer old un!
I do Sir wish you all the luck in your new venture .
Never let age deter the desire.
After all, us oldies still appreciate a beautiful young woman do we not? Oh yes... I know it! Ha ha.
You will never know until you have tried it. ( the ZITHER I mean)
Kind regards
Pete

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