Josef Förg was born in München on Jan. 15, 1890 and passed away on Jan. 18, 1946. For the years 1905-1907 he is listed as a salaried employee for the company Braun & Hauser, which is where he most likely began to develop his skills as an instrument maker.
The above image of a Josef Förg zither label reads "Werkstätte für Musikinstrumentenbau / Josef Förg / München, Gabelsbergerstr. 78." Translated, this label reads "Workshop for Music Instrument Manufacture / Josef Förg / Munich, Gabelsbergerstr. 78."
Our thanks go to James Hessler for providing the zither label image shown above.
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