Dating from the 1950's this is a lovely instrument in good vintage condition. With one missing string, a single crack to the back and some nicks and dents consistent with age and use. A wire has been added to the back for display hanging. Please review all photographs as an important part of the description.
A zither is a stringed instrument dating to before the birth of Christ. Sometimes mistakenly referred to as an autoharp (a similar but distinct instrument), a zither may be played laid on a flat surface or propped in the players lap and may have as few as a dozen strings or as many as 50, depending on the specific type. Zithers enjoyed a wave of popularity in the late 1800s and early 1900s and were found in many homes where they were used for parlor entertainment. A premier maker of zithers at that time was Oscar Schmidt, a German-born immigrant who formed a music publishing company in New Jersey in about 1879. The item "Vintage Jubeltone Thirty Three String Alpine Zither" is in sale since Sunday, January 5, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage String\Folk & World\Autoharps & Zithers". The seller is "tenkluk" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.