Renaissance cittern. Available with diatonic (as picture) or chromatic fretting. Available with 8 or 9 strings in 4 courses.
Scale length: 42cm.
German/Alpine Spruce, European Sycamore, European Walnut, Jujube. Other wood choices available.
A cittern from 'Syntagma Musicum' by Michael Praetorius (Germany, 1620) labelled 'Klein Englisch Zitterlein' ('Small English Cittern').
Front view of Chromatic model.
Side view from front of Chromatic model.
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 Sapele.