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 Cherry, Swiss Pear, European Sycamore, 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).
Close-up view of rose design.
Back view from end of body of 8 string, 4 course version.
Back and side view of 4 string version with body of European Sycamore and European Walnut, and neck of European Walnut..
Back view of 8 string, 4 course version.
Front view of 8 string, 4 course version.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Sebastian Timo Bark.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Jo Dusepo.