How cool is this? I ran across this piece at an auction where guitars were going for a pretty penny and thought, “Well hey… anyone can buy a guitar but how many people can get their hands on a zither?” (As it turns out, it’s not that hard, but this is the first one I’ve been able to get for the shop.)
Condition: It seems a little banged up although I don’t think the dings and scratches will affect its sound; it clearly was quite a nice instrument when it was first made as noted by the markings, including the manufacturer’s name.
I unfortunately am not the musician in the family (my late husband was), so can’t tell you much else about it… it has 30 strings but there’s an additional peg that looks as though there should be a 31st string. I haven’t a clue if a string is missing or if the peg is there for another reason..
Dimensions: 19 1/2″ L x 11 1/4″ W x 1 3/4″ D.
Price: $65.00. (Plus the obligatory 5.5% State of Maine Sales Tax, of course.)
- Prices Are Firm. We do not negotiate on our prices… they’re set based on what the item cost us and our expenses in running the shop.
- Sales. We do occasionally have sales or reduce the prices on an item (usually if the item has been in the shop for at least 6 months with plenty of marketing). If so, that reduced price will be posted.
- Holding Items. Sorry, not without payment. We’ve been screwed on this more than once, and won’t do it any more.
- Questions. This is tough… I’d like to be responsive to everyone who has questions, but I work full time as a social worker, and full time at this shop hoping that someday it will make enough money so I can retire from that social work job. This means I have very limited time to respond to questions, especially if those questions have already been answered in this blog or on our various posts. So I may not have time to respond…
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Heritage Collectibles and Heritage Books & Maps are being combined into one shop: Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps, located at 189 Main Street in Lewiston. We’ll still have two separate blogs: https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com and https://heritagebooksandmaps.com.
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Papa’s Thrift Shop is being re-opened at 5 Park Street (same building, separate entrance around the corner)! We hope to be up and running by March 15, although it could be a couple of weeks beyond that. Papa’s website is: https://papasthriftshop.com/
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In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – it was his baby.
He loved me, and oh how I loved him.