The zither (citera in Hungarian) was a very popular instrument in Hungary around the turn of the century and in the second half of the 19th century as well. Its exact origin is unknown but its form and structure is similar to those of the old Austrian and German zithers. The French Épinette des Vosges, the Norwegian Langleik, and the Swedish Hummels also come from the same family.The Hungarian version is very diversified in its form and size, but the tuning, basic features and manner of playing are very similar. The old zithers are diatonic, the new ones are chromatic. The chromatic scale system is very characteristic. The whole tones and half tones are lined up separately. The zither do not need special maintenance.
You can clean it by any guitar cleaner. The item "Traditional Hungarian zither, stingy pigeonhole design" is in sale since Saturday, March 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Folk & World\Autoharps & Zithers". The seller is "valentivarg0" and is located in Székesfehérvár. This item can be shipped worldwide.