Zither Musical Instrument

Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work


Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work
Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work
Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work
Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work
Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work
Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work
Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work
Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work
Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work

Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work   Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work

Vintage Dolceola Unique and Rare Musical Instrument. Needs a lot of work. Laminate is missing in places (see photos)...

I have no idea of the mechanics of the thing. But it is heavy and large. In order to ensure that it arrives safely, I will bring it to a professional shop (Like the UPS store) to have them package it. A dolceola is a musical instrument resembling a miniature piano, but which is in fact a zither with a keyboard.

It is used in traditional holy blues and has an unusual, angelic, music-box sound. Dolceolas were made by the Toledo Symphony Company from 1903 to 1907. Paul Mason Howard accompanied Lead Belly on dolceola on some of his 1944 Capitol Records sides.

A listen to those recordings, collected under the title Grasshoppers In My Pillow, reveals the characteristic clatter of the dolceola's three-level keyboard action. The gospel and gospel blues musician Washington Phillips (18801954) has been said to have played a dolceola on his recordings, but his instrument was in fact called a "dulceola", and was a home-made fingered fretless zither.

Alex Turner of English band Arctic Monkeys plays the dolceola on the band's 2018 album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. The item "Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work" is in sale since Friday, January 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Pianos & Keyboards\Other Vintage Pianos". The seller is "gluedtotheset" and is located in Madison, Wisconsin.

This item can be shipped to United States.
Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work   Vintage Dolceola Rare Musical Instrument Autoharp Zither Hybrid -Needs Work