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[more about the citterns]

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Finished Cittern


RWC Cittern
Our Cittern is a traditional four course model with re-entrant tuning, based on an instrument by Gasparo Da Salo, circa 1560.

The finished instrument made from figured English sycamore. It has a Swiss pine table, rosewood pegs and fittings and an extremely delicately carved rose in English cherry.

Wire strung on all courses the cittern is accurately fretted using solid brass frets and is tuned e'e', d'd', gg'g, bb.

Each instrument is hand built to special order in our own workshops in Toledo (Spain) and comes with 12 months warranty.

A soft padded bag or fitted hard case are available as optional extras if required.

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Cittern Kit
The same Cittern is offered in kit form for home assembly. The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use.

An important feature of our cittern kit is the inclusion of a mould to ensure success, even for the first time builder, so assembly of the body can begin immediately.

Our kit contains all the parts to build a traditional four course cittern.

The ribs and back are supplied in English sycamore sanded to thickness and ready for assembly around the mould.

The neck is pre-shaped with the pegs already fitted to reamed holes and the fingerboard has been machined to ensure accurate fitting of the brass frets.

All the parts in the kit are made from traditional materials and include a Swiss pine top and sycamore back.

The instruction manual reveals the secrets of carving a rose.

A fully dimensioned plan and a detailed instruction manual take the builder through the construction of the instrument in a clear and concise manner, with 'step by step' photographs further illustrating each stage.

All the kits Include free access to our customer 'Helpline' should you need any advice on construction, setting-up or playing.

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Cittern Plan
You can make the same range of instruments from scratch, following detailed step-by-step instructions through the construction process in a clear and concise manner. A fully dimensioned plan and a set of photographs illustrates each stage.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use.







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