Zither Pins: 5 mm

5 mm Zither Pins - Zither Pins are tuning pins used in smaller instruments like zithers, hammered dulcimers, psaltries, door harps and lap harps, but also in clavichords, virginals, harpsichords and fortepianos as a substitute for historical wrest pins.

5 x 45 mm Zither Pins, Japan
Threaded tuning pins used in zithers, hammer dulcimers, psalteries, and some harpsichords. They have a diameter of .198" (5 mm), a length of 45 mm (1.75”) and are avaylable blued or nickle plated. Use tuning keys/hammers #8011, 80110, 8013, 80130. 5x39mm

Black Zither Pins, China
Similar to the above, except only 39 mm (1.562”) long and not as well made, black oxide. Use tuning keys/hammers #80102, 80103, 80110, 80130.

5 x 50 mm Blued Zither Pins, Germany
Precision machined threaded tuning pins used in zithers, hammer dulcimers, psalteries, some harpsichords and fortepianos. They have a diameter of .198" (5 mm) and are 2" (52 mm) long. Use tuning keys/hammers #80112, 80130, 80132.

Oversized Zither Pins and Over Long (4') Zither pins can be found on a separate page.

Note: The holes on Chinese and German zither pins are located somewhat higher than on Japanese pins, therefore the different recommendations for tuning keys. The recommended keys/hammers will NOT cover the holes in the tuning pins.

#1331 Blued Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, each $0.53
#13320 Blued Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, package of 100 $49.00
#1332 Blued Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, package of 500 $230.00
     
#1335 Nickel Plated Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, each $0.55
#13360 Nickel Plated Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, package of 100 $51.00
#1336 Nickel Plated Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, package of 500 $235.00
     
#13312 Black Zither Pins 39mm long, China, each $0.30
#133220 Black Zither Pins 39mm long, China, package of 100 $28.00
#13322 Black Zither Pins 39mm long, China, package of 500 $130.00
     
#13315 Blued Zither Pins 50mm long, Germany, each $1.30
#133250 Blued Zither Pins 50mm long, Germany, package of 100 $120.00