AS-IS Circa 1880's Franz Schwarzer Concert Zither
Those in the know understand that the Washington, Missouri creations of Franz Schwarzer are some of the best concert zithers ever made. This one has Brazilian rosewood laminated to spruce back and top. The sides are a brighter species of rosewood that I can not identify. There are 5 strings on the neck and 27 bass strings. OK, there are tuners for all those strings. This instrument currently has only 10 strings, so you'll have to track down a set of strings and spend an evening with the included tuning wrench to be able to play The Third Man theme, or maybe take a page from Ken Bloom and give delta bottleneck blues a try. But were ever you go with this, make sure you have a zither table because you mother will have your head if you put this zither's three spiky ball feet directly on the family heirloom mahogany dining room table. The as-is price is $450 and includes the original hard case.