Rare antique 19th century Bohemian Konzertzither (zither) , bearing the original label of: Saiten U. Made by Hermann Trapp in Böhmen (Bohemia), Czech Republic circa 1890s. Rosewood top displaying Trapp Zittern written in an ornate cursive font. Two sound holes with decorative trim and nice bindings - within the second sound hole is a depiction of a Victorian man and woman. Back includes a sound hole with a second soundboard about.
5 inches away from the back. Rosewood sides with one sound hole on the right side. 5 melody strings with steel pegs (tuning keys) and 30 raised frets on fretboard. 29 strings with steel pegs on the body of the zither. Measures 22 inches long, 13 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep.Recently tuned and ready to play. Some light wear and tear from age and a few issues that are purely cosmetic.
Crack on the back, which doesnt impact the instruments sound, and a small crack on the left side. Wooden bridge has a few missing teeth. Overall, extremely good condition for 120+ year age. The item "Rare Antique 19th Century Bohemian Zither by Hermann Trapp" is in sale since Thursday, April 9, 2020.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage String\Folk & World\Autoharps & Zithers". The seller is "grey_meridian" and is located in Elgin, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.