Mandolins For Sale
8. Old Bohm-style waldzither (821) @ 250 euros
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Bohm-style Waldzither – Preston tuners
This is an
old Waldzither, made in Germany with Preston tuners. It has no label
inside but probably dates from the 1930-40s...
No label except mine
It has the original rosewood fingerboard and frets.
The spruce top is now sound with 1
shrinkage repair. The flat
back is sound with centre strip.
The tail is originals the tuners a period
replacement. The rosewood and bone inlaid bridge is new. I
have now fitted strap buttons at the heel. The instrument has been
refinished throughout with shellac and Tru-oil. It has been strung
as a trad waldzither in CGGCCEEGG and is now playing well
full, ringing, sonorous sound and
The waldzither will be supplied with a tuning key. A string
winder is available for creating replacement double loop-end strings
if required…(15 euros)
Other than cleaning, I have carried out the following work on
this instrument: 1) repaired 1 shrinkage crack in the top; 2) levelled
the original frets; 3) refitted the loose back adding a centre strip to
fit; 4) newly fitted period tuner to replace the lost original; 5)
restained and varnished throughout; 6) strap buttons fitted at the heel;
and 7) made and fitted a new nut and bridge; and 8) strung and set up.
NB. the instrument can be retuned in a variety of different ways.