Up for your consideration is a beautiful VINTAGE and very RARE in this condition U. Guitar Company New Jersey Menzenhauer Zither No. 2 Special Panama Model 1915. Research shows this was made for the Panama Exposition in San Francisco in 1915.
It would be safe to say that this zither is over 100 years old. This zither is called a 4 chord zither. It has 31 strings and all are present and in great shape!Included is an original tuning key and pick for the finger or thumb. This zither is in great shape. The graphics are beautiful, no damage to the graphics and complete.
There are a few scratches from normal wear around the edges. (See photos) There is a small crack in the surface wood only (see photo) on the top under the 2nd chords first string.
This should not affect performance. At some time, I would guess the back piece of wood was replaced, thus the sloppy paint or stain on the side of the zither.
This back piece does have a thin crack running through the middle but this too should not affect the performance. This piece comes with original sheet music copyrighted around 1906 AND original yellowed Catalogue of Music for the Mendenhauer Guitar Zither and American Mandolin Harp issued by the Oscar Schmidt company Jersey City New Jersey.
I will include the originals with it. Guitar Zither Panama Model 1915 RARE! DIM weight is now in play which means that the box size matters.Any one dimension over 12 inches will be considered a. I will be happy to send you the weight and size of any item I sell so you can check out the costs yourself.
I send your item in the exact condition specified in the description. Thank You for taking the time to read this. I strive to bring you GOOD used and some new items. If I can, I test each item before deciding to sell it or not.
If it is not acceptable, I will not sell it. Some items that have issues but are still usable will be listed BUT, I will list and photograph all defects I can find. Sometimes I miss something but I will cover it!
I WILL DECLINE THE OFFER! I sell good clean items.I will photograph serial numbers or marks so you know what item you are getting. I also do this so that if the item comes back to me for any reason, I want to make sure it was what I had sent out! Recently, several items came back to me working perfectly. I clean most items but only for photos, they might need better cleaning, especially food use items. My home is clean, we dont smoke and I have a dog but for every item I have, I dont know where they came from.
New items are new, not re-shrink-wrapped by me. I cannot guarantee that others didn't. With this being said, I try to examine each item closely for cracks or chips. My eyes are not the best as they used to be and I might miss something so look at the pictures carefully. Half pension is not paying the bills so I now do this full time to support my 2 disabled sons and rescue Shepard/Lab mix who needs a special diet to live.My feedback reflects my committment to providing you with quality items. I search through reseller shops, auctions and flea markets to find great quality items. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Menzenhauer Guitar Zither No.
Guitar Zither Panama Model 1915 RARE! R9" is in sale since Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage String\Folk & World\Autoharps & Zithers". The seller is "niterider" and is located in Grayslake, Illinois.
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