Vihuela de mano (in Spanish) or Viola da mano (in Italian). Based on iconography of vihuelas shaped like the viola da gamba. Available with pegbox (as shown) or flat peghead with pegs from behind. Available with or without soundboard inlays. 6 courses.
Scale length: 55cm
German/Alpine Spruce, European Sycamore, European Cherry, Apple, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
Left: Part of an altarpiece by Girolamo dia Libri (Italy, 1520). Right: Part of a fresco by Bernadino Pinturicchio (Italy, 1493).
Side view from front of vihuela with fingerboard of Pear and alternative inlay design.
Side view from back, showing angled back towards neck, like a viola da gamba.
Side view from font, showing rose and soundboard inlays.