Model Nr. 0
C. H. Boehm built a very simple Waldzither which never appeared in his catalogues (which will be called “Model Nr. 0” in order to distinguish it from Model Nr. 1/ Nr. 1A). As there are quite a few instruments of this type, it has to be supposed that they were also produced in series. Most of these instruments display the standard label from after 1925, but a few older instruments (with a slightly different design) are also documented. There are two possible explanations for these instruments (which of course don’t exclude one another):
a) Boehm writes in his 1912 catalogue that he built 250 school instruments in order to be used by customers who wanted to start with their Waldzither lessons before having saved enough money to buy their own Waldzither. It seems possible that some of these simple instruments (at least the early specimens) are such school Waldzithers which were never meant to be sold and therefore not included into the catalogue.
b) In a 1934 Price List