Would have usually been carved from a single block, but is here built from ribs like a lute. Available with 3, 4 or 5 single or doubled courses of strings.
Scale length: 44cm.
German/Alpine Spruce, Swiss Pear, Silver Birch, European Oak, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
On the left, part of 'Retablo de Todos los Santos' (Spain, 1375). On the right, part of 'Virgin of the Angels' (Spain, 1385). Both by Pere Serra.
On the left, part of 'The Investiture of Saint Martin of Tours' by Simone Martini (Italy, 1318). On the right, part of an anonymous altar decoration (Spain, 1350).
Front view of left-handed 5 course version.
Back view from side of left-handed 5 course version. Body of European Walnut and Sweet Chestnut.
Back view from side of 4 course version. Body of European Oak.
Front view of 4 single string version.
Side view of 4 single string version. Body of European Walnut.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Jo Dusepo.