4-course Chromatic Cittern
42 cm mensur
4-course chromatic cittern, 42 cm mensur (2007) [SOLD]
String length: 420 mm
Hard Maple (sides, neck, fingerboard, pegbox, bridge, light staves on back, light fret "wedges")
Brazilian Tulipwood [dalbergia spp.] (pegs, peg head cap, striped staves on back, strap button, side scrolls)
Sitka Spruce (top - single piece)
Ebony (dark fret "wedges").
Other: Bone nut and saddle. End pins are made from 4mm cloisonné beads and brass nails.
Finish: Shellac sealer and color coats followed by oil varnish.
Notes: The outline of this instrument is modeled after the Zuyderzee diatonic cittern, but the instrument was slightly shortened at the neck/body joint to provide a slightly shorter string length (c. 42cm vs. 44cm) to allow more comfortable playing of some of the long left-hand stretches in the English repertoire.