Friday, March 21, 2008

Zither Repair Central

Here I am at Zither Repair Central... with one more zither repair on my schedule. It's amazing how these old zithers seem to pop out of the woodwork into the hands of loving new owners, usually left to them by relatives who passed on a generation or two ago.

Zithers are beautiful instuments with a haunting sound, as anyone who has seen "The Third Man", a post-WWII film noir set in Vienna and starring Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles can attest.

This one has elaborate peacock decals and preliminary research indicates that it was made in Slovenia. We'll try to keep you posted on the progress.


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