The Guitar-Zither Clearinghouse (latest update 11 May 03)

... a web site to provide information and communication about the Menzenhauer Guitar-Zither and all of those wonderful relatives with strings grouped in chords.

The site is, of course, always under construction, and the minimalist style is purposeful - I hate to wait for pages to load.

(Hey, check it out - now there's music over here! And here...)

But first... just exactly what is a zither? And what's the background of the guitar-zither?

 Yesterday... Today... Friederich Menzenhauer . . . . . . . . . .(14 Oct 98) Where do you find one? . . . . . . . . . . (17 Oct 99) That May 29, 1894 patent . . . . . . . . (8 Nov 98) How much is it worth? . . . . . . . . . . . .(11 May 03) Oscar Schmidt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(9 Jul 98) How do you make sure it's playable? . (7 Feb 99) Phonoharp and the Columbia Zither . (8 Nov 98) How do you tune it? . . . . . . . . . . . . .(14 Oct 98) Henry C. Marx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (27 Oct 99) How do you play it? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(3 Dec 98) Other interesting stringed cousins . . .(11 Nov 99) Any recordings? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(11 May 03) Decal reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(9 Aug 01) Printed music? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (19 Oct 99) Quick Identifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(20 Sep 01) Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (11 May 03)

The Autoharp . . . . . . . . . . . (11 Oct 98)

The German Concert Zither . (9 Aug 99)

Your Genial Host . . . . . . . . .(17 Oct 99)