Harry Wass Citole

Pelverata, Tasmania, Australia.  medieval.instruments@gmail.com 

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The Citole was an early four course plucked instrument in common use from the 12th to the 15th century.  It is thought to be the ancestor of the Renaissance Cittern and its modern day equivalent is the mandolin.  It works well as both a plucked and strummed instrument.

Citoles from $2500

 

Above:  Citole neck detail.  Right:  Citoles  in the 13th C  'Cantigas de Santa Maria' Manuscript                                   

Harry Wass Citole. Kingbilly pine belly (Athrotaxis selaginoides) and sassafras (Atherosperma moschatum) sides/back and neck.