Martin 1880's P.H. Louis Brachet Zither
Designed for P. H. Louis Brachet
A very rare rosewood concert zither manufactured by C.F. Martin & Company.
P. H. LOUIS BRACHET'S PATTERN
No.602 CALLOWHILL ST. PHILADELPHIA, PA.
C. F. MARTIN, Nazareth, Pa.
In its original fitted case with ivory-handled tuning wrench.
An identical zither is illustrated on p.32 of Martin Guitars, A History, by Johnston & Boak.
Brachet was a renowned zither player, composer & teacher, born in Prussia in 1828, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1860, and lived, gave musical instruction & sold instruments at 602 Callowhill St.
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