Renaissance cittern. Available with chromatic (as picture) or diatonic fretting. Available with 8 or 9 strings in 4 courses.
Scale length: 40-42cm.
German/Alpine Spruce, Norway Maple, London Plane, Wych Elm, European Oak, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
A cittern from 'Syntagma Musicum' by Michael Praetorius (Germany, 1620) labelled 'Klein Englisch Zitterlein' ('Small English Cittern').
Renaissance cittern with fingerboard of European Sycamore.
A side view of the body from the back showing many of the unique features of renaissance citterns, such as the tapering body, the p-shaped neck and the columns at the body join. Back and sides here are of European Sycamore and London Plane.
Close-up view of alternative diatonic model, showing the diatonic fretting. Fingerboard of African Padauk.
Side/back view from end of body.