I’m grateful to have learned everything I know about building and restoring these unique instruments from one of the top European zither makers, Kurt Hartwig. While working in Germany, I gained tremendous experience making high quality German concert zithers of all sizes and configurations. Building and repairing German zithers gave me insight into their construction and makeup, and an understanding of how to maintain their unusually beautiful sound.

Building, repairing, and restoring German zithers is a field where I feel very comfortable. I’m able to professionally repair almost any zither problem using my European craftsmanship and years of knowledge and experience. I have now extended my repair work to all American zither builders, including the renowned Schwarzer zither, originally produced in Washington, Missouri.