A traditional 4 course lute/oud played in north Africa, especially Morocco and Algeria. Transliterated from Arabic as Kwitra, Kouitra, Quitra and other spellings. Available in traditional re-entrant tuning, or oud-like tuning (shown in picture).
Scale length: 58cm.
German/Alpine Spruce, Ovangkol, London Plane, European Cherry, Wych Elm, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
Back view from end of body.
Close-up view of soundboard.
Side view from back.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Jo Dusepo.