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Musicmaker Handcrafted of fine hardwoods, this extremely enjoyable and easy to play psaltery is the perfect introduction to the world of strings! With the included songsheets and easy to understand string layout, anyone can start playing music right out of the box! An ideal gift for young and old alike! Includes 12 songsheets to get you started!

Comes with some extra strings and a pick, tuning wrench, measures 14" by 8", 15 strings. Tuning: Key of C, 2 octaves, G to G ("so" to "so"). If additional strings are needed, take a sample to your local piano/guitar store, get them gauged and buy them there. For additional picks - anything will do, you can even use your fingers! MMA001   $42.00  

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Soft Carrying Case for MusicMaker Nicely designed, form fitting "gig bag", designed specifically for the MMA001 Musicmaker Psaltery. Includes zipper closing cover, inner pocket to carry your song sheets, and carrying handles for easy pick up and go transport. Available in either black or red color (please inquire). A great investment to protect your Musicmaker! MMA038   $16.00  

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Yerbonitsa Large Musicmaker Boasting graceful, flowing lines, Yerbonitsa (pronounced: yehr-bo-neat-sah) is named after a beautiful Belorussian folk dance. This larger zither has been produced for adults who have asked for an adult version of the Music Maker.

Includes: Fifteen strings, Decorative instrument face, 12 songs, pick, tuner and spare wire. 11 x 17 inches. Yerbonitsa is made of ash and specially selected hardwoods. Because it is handmade, each instrument is unique. MMA039   $60.00  


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Kantele Two Wood Model 12 String Kanteles are in zither family of stringed instruments, and come from a very old Finnish origin. A 12 string Kantele is tuned in diatonic scale. 20" long x about 8" wide, x almost 1" tall on top of the zither pins.Made with Maple outer body and Canary wood as the inside beautiful wood piece. A versatile chromatic instrument. DHP006   $199.00  

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Kantele Eleven Wood Model 12 String Kanteles are in zither family of stringed instruments, and come from a very old Finnish origin. A 12 string Kantele is tuned in diatonic scale. 20" long x about 8" wide, x almost 1" tall on top of the zither pins.Made with a maple body and different wood/color/grain between each zither pin for a vibrant colorful look. A versatile chromatic instrument. Woods will vary. DHP006S   $299.00  

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Valiha Marovany Crafted by a master luthier, the Marovany, or parallel piped Valiha Vata, is a rectangular box, double sided harp. A traditional instrument of Madagascar, with twenty two strings, eleven on each side, offering a three octave range in the standard tuning of D major. Crafted of Mahogany and Baltic Birch, each bridge adjustable for fine tuning of individual strings. Playable in sitting or standing positions with included strap nuts, or rest the Valiha Vata on a tabletop for added resonance. A beautiful instrument! 30 inches long 11 inches wide 1.75 inches thick 11 strings per side.

Sound Sample HAR193   $250.00  

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Lacana Box Valiha in G Crafted by a master luthier, the Box Valiha, is a rectangular single sided harp. A traditional instrument of Madagascar, with twenty two strings in a three octave range standard tuning of G major. Each bridge is adjustable for fine tuning of individual strings. Playable in sitting positions, or rest the Box Valiha on a tabletop for added resonance.

Sound Sample HAR193A   $320.00  

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King David's Lyre The design is based on many ancient instruments in the lyre family that have endured for tens of thousands of years, similar to those played in biblical times. Ten steel strings, uses guitar ball end style strings. The gauges from right to left bridge are A,D,G wound then 5 B strings and 2 E strings. Measures 9-1/2" x 15" x 1.5". Can be tuned to diatonic or pentatonic scale.

Sound Sample PSA008   $150.00  

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Kantele - Traditional Zither from Finland The Kantele is an enchanting, rich instrument. Tuned in D. Very simple to learn, and fun to play. You can play anything from lovely Finnish melodies to American folk songs. The instruments that we offer are of excellent quality and are made in Finland. 5 string model. STR116   $300.00  

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Kantele, 10 string Traditional zither from Finland, the Kantele has an enchanting sound. Tuned in D. Very simple to learn, and fun to play. You can play anything from lovely Finnish melodies to American folk songs. STR117   $500.00  

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Lark's Guitar Zither Looking for a great deal to get you into the musical world of Guitar Zithers? Here it is! A replica of an authentic Guitar Zither from the 19th century, this very affordable and well made entry level Guitar Zither sounds as good as it looks. Ideal range for many tunes, offering 21 melody strings and 3 groups of chord strings, with a loud, clear tone. Chords are F, G, C. Three octave diatonic scale starting at Middle C with C#, F#and G#. The 4 note chords can be retuned for different keys, tuned minor or as 7ths. Comes with tuning sheet and wrench.

18" x 11-1/2"x 1-5/8" .

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ZIT013   $400.00  

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Lark's Guitar Zither Looking for a great deal to get you into the musical world of Guitar Zithers? Here it is! A replica of an authentic Guitar Zither from the 19th century, this very affordable and well made entry level Guitar Zither sounds as good as it looks. Ideal range for many tunes, offering 15 melody strings and 3 groups of chord strings, with a loud, clear tone. Two octave diatonic scale starting at Middle. The 4 note chords can be retuned for different keys, tuned minor or as 7ths. Comes with tuning sheet and wrench.

18" x 11-1/2"x 1-5/8" .

ZIT013-2   $400.00  

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MacArthur Harp Named after the late Margaret MacArthur who used an original Harp-Zither in concerts and recordings. This MacArthur Harp is a replica of the Harp-Zither invented by Carl E. Brown and manufactured in the early 1900's by the Harp-O-Chord company. It is crafted with hardwoods and a spruce top, having 11 melody strings and 3 sets of chord strings. It is generally played by plucking the melody strings and accompanying yourself with the chord strings. The stock tuning is a 1-1/2 octave diatonic scale starting at G above Middle C, with the chords C, G7, and F, but many alternate tunings may be used. ZIT015   $1000.00  

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Violinzither This amazing German-made instrument combines the treble strings of a bowed psaltery with the bass/chord accompaniment strings of the guitar zither. It has 6 bass/chord rows of 4 strings each, and 25 melody strings in two rows. Includes rosin, a tuning wrench, zither ring pick, and a wooden bow. Mahogany finish adorned with a floral decoration. Available chords are E, A, D, F, G, C. ZIT017   $500.00  

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Lark Alpine Concert Zither - Munich Tuning Ever wanted to play "The Harry Lime Theme" from the movie "The Third Man"? Then this Lark Alpine Concert Zither is the instrument for you! This 32 string zither is built to use standard loop end steel strings, not $300 per set zither strings, so you can customize the tuning without being intimidated.

The 5 melody strings have a split bridge to eliminate any intonation problems common with concert zithers, and the fingerboard is scalloped for ease in playing tremolo, bends and slurs. The 27 accompaniment strings are tuned in the traditional "circle of fifths" tuning, which is far easier to actually use than to describe.

Think of it like using bar chords on a guitar, similar to a accordion layout. The notes are stamped into the body for ease of tuning. Though used traditionally in Northern European folk and classical music, the Alpine Concert Zither BEGS to be applied to jazz, new age and soundtracks.

This Zither is in (Adam Darr) Munich Tuning (a,a,d,g,c) [ZIToooM].

Instruction book available, see A) Don't retune it. It is meant to be tuned to the notes stamped on it. Except for the last 3 bass strings. Those would generally be tuned to a few notes useful to the song you are playing. Don't tune them too high or they will break. All of them should be below the last stamped string G#. If you want to use something higher it wont hurt anything to replace them with just about any metal string.

B) Replace all the other (stamped) strings with the same gauge string.

C) All of the chord strings are either .017p, .022w, .032w .042w or .052w, with the exception of the last 3 bass strings which there is no set tuning for, so range from .057 to .070.

D) The melody strings are .013 (2), .022w, .032w, .052w.

E) Don't try to tune a Munich Zither into a Vienna zither, or vice versa. You would have to replace almost all the strings.

22" Long, 11 1/2 " wide, and about 2 1/2 thick at the pins. Actual body depth (just the body, no pins or fingerboard ect.) is 1 1/2" ZIT021   $700.00
 

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Lark Alpine Concert Zither - Vienna Tuning Ever wanted to play "The Harry Lime Theme" from the movie "The Third Man"? Then this Lark Alpine Concert Zither is the instrument for you! This 32 string zither is built to use standard loop end steel strings, not $300 per set zither strings, so you can customize the tuning without being intimidated. The 5 melody strings have a split bridge to eliminate any intonation problems common with concert zithers, and the fingerboard is scalloped for ease in playing tremolo, bends and slurs. The 27 accompaniment strings are tuned in the traditional "circle of fifths" tuning, which is far easier to actually use than to describe. Think of it like using bar chords on a guitar, similar to a accordion layout. The notes are stamped into the body for ease of tuning. Though used traditionally in Northern European folk and classical music, the Alpine Concert Zither BEGS to be applied to jazz, new age and soundtracks. This Zither is in (Adam Darr) Munich Tuning (a,a,d,g,c) [ZIToooM].

22" Long, 11 1/2 " wide, and about 2 1/2 thick at the pins. Actual body depth (just the body, no pins or fingerboard ect.) is 1 1/2" ZIT021V   $700.00  

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How To Play The Mac Arthur Harp Written for Harp Zither, but also a good book for Plucked Psalteries and Guitar Zithers. Tablature & standard notation, with many musical examples. With CD BOO037   $16.95  

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Tuning Hammer For zithers, musicmakers, autoharps etc. TUN026   $12.00  

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