Model Nr. 2
Boehm developed his Model Nr. 2 over a longer period of time; this is documented by some
The first two instruments still have a smaller size of ca. 58-59 cm (23"), the third instrument almost reaches the later standard size of ca. 68-69 cm (27"). While the oldest Waldzither has already an outer ring around the sound hole, this is omitted on the intermediary instruments. The Waldzither in the middle has already the same arrangement of inlays around the sound hole as the later Nr. 2, but the pattern is (due to the smaller size of the sound hole) repeated only 5x and not 6x (like on the later instruments).
Model Nr. 2 also underwent some changes after 1905. The most striking change is of course the different
From 1911 on, the Waldzithers Nr. 2 have slightly different mother of pearl inlays on the fingerboard: some more elaborate inlays depart and are replaced by simple dots. This reduced design
After 1918, the design of Models Nr. 2 and 3 is reduced also in another way: Boehm
The standard edging is also slightly altered after 1918: Until now, the inlays had had different wood colours, now
Some Waldzithers with the “Alster 6825” label without black bars (which can be found on many instruments with the reduced design) already return to the rich ornamentation of the earlier years. This design can be found on all later Waldzithers Nr. 2 until the end of the Boehm production in 1942.