German Scheitholt Zither


This German Scheitholt style zither was made by an unknown maker in Pennsylvania between 1835 and 1865. It has a rectangular shaped body, with 4 strings, metal nut and bridge, 14 metal frets marked with applied letters, one round sound hole and one heart-shaped sound hole, 4 metal tuning pins, and a head with decorative carvings.

Date Made: 1835 - 1865

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0861.03Catalog Number: 1985.0861.03Accession Number: 1985.0861

Object Name: zither

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 in x 3 in x 31 in; 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm x 78.74 cm


Record Id: nmah_606131

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