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GUEST,harpgirl Help Me Identify This Instrument (27) RE: Help Me Identify This Instrument 19 Feb 04

Hi Thomas...I see my last reply was censored (just kidding!) so I'll reply again...I have a concert zither called Concurrenz Concert Zither. It says that in a flowery pattern around the round sound hole. It has five guitar strings and twenty seven drones.

The strings need to be replaced but are intact for gauging. The guitar part of the sound board has dots at the fifth, ninth, twelfth, fifteenth , and ninteenth frets. The high notes come first on the guitar sound board and the fifth string is probably D or E when properly tuned. The drone strings are the opposite of the autoharp as well with the high notes first going from left to right. I don't know anything about playing a concert zither. I think Rita Ferrarra is our resident expert.

I was given this instrument and I guess I am it's steward. If you want to buy let me know but I am content to keep it around as a friend.

love, harpgirl

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