Konzert Violin Zither
Purchased in Vienna, Austria, 1963
From Graciela's Notes
This beautiful antique Konzert Violin Zither was made by Hopf’s Jubelklange in Austria. It is plucked as well as bowed. Unfortunately I have not been able to find out much about the history of the instrument nor how it is played. I bought the instrument in an antique shop in Vienna, Austria sometime in 1963. I made two or three trips to Austria yearly during the 6 years I spent in Mainz, Germany. I heard the Konzert Violin Zither played only once during my visits there.