I wanted a waldzither… but got: what?
Ok, so I wanted one of these:
And so, I went to this site and bought one of these:
Now, it may be oldish and may look good, but when it arrived it’s as big as my hand and all the weight of a brown paper bag. It’s terrible!! I was expecting a good heavy deep sounding instrument and got this thing like a plastic ukelele. I really feel this is a junk instrument, something you’d buy from a church jumble sale. I can’t say the vendor misdescribed it, but it’s so light to hold it’s almost unplayable.
So: if I’m stuck with it…. how on earth do I tune it? The strings are really tinny, the tuning heads are all really tight, and I can’t even begin to find a key to tune it to. I play guitar, bouzouki and cittern but this thing is a joke!!
Any advice on even getting it in tune?