Vihuela de mano (in Spanish) or Viola da mano (in Italian). Available in viola da gamba or guitar-like shape. 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: Engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi (Italy, 1510).
View of front from end of body.
Side view from back.
Close-up view of rose and inlays.