A small medieval instrument with a distinctive body shape. Would have usually been carved from a single block, but is here built with bent sides. Available with 3, 4 or 5 single or doubled courses.
Scale length: 46cm.
German/Alpine Spruce, European Ash, European Alder, European Walnut, Dark Meranti, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
A centaur playing a from the 'Queen Mary Psalter' (England, 1310–1320).
Two of the citoles from the 'Cantigas de Santa Maria' (Spain, 1221–1284).
Side view from front.
Side view from back.
Front view of citole with fingerboard of London Plane.
Back view from pegbox end of citole with body and pegbox of European Ash and European Walnut, and neck of European Alder.
Back view of citole with body and pegbox of European Ash and European Walnut, and neck of European Alder.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Jo Dusepo.