Renaissance cittern. Available with diatonic (as picture) or chromatic fretting. Available with 8 or 9 strings in 4 courses.
Scale length: 41cm.
German/Alpine Spruce, European Sycamore, London Plane (Lacewood), African Padauk, European Oak, Hard Maple, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
A cittern from 'Syntagma Musicum' by Michael Praetorius (Germany, 1620) labelled 'Klein Englisch Zitterlein' ('Small English Cittern').
Side view, showing the diatonic fretting and the tapered body, as common on Renaissance Citterns.
Back view of the neck, showing the P-shaped neck common on Renaissance citterns.
Front view of the neck and fingerboard, showing the diatonic fretting.
Back view of the body (bass side), showing the tapered body common on Renaissance Citterns.
Back view of the body (treble side), showing the tapered body common on Renaissance Citterns.