Cittern 10-string with pick-up - based on our guitar cittern
Over the years we have been asked again and again why we do not design other instruments in the design of our guitar cisterns: Bouzoukis, Mandocelli, Cittern, Blarges .... a good idea, we thought. Somehow historical, but somehow modern again. Our Cittern is one of the results of this thought process. The instrument has a Fishman Presys+ pickup with built-in tuner.
Don't get confused by the stringing. The photos show our Blarge, which is virtually identical in construction. The Citternist is strung with unison strings tuned in D (D2) - G (G2) - d (D3) - g (G3) - d' (D4). You can see and hear what I mean by watching the video right now!
Back and sides: mahogany
Top: Solid spruce
Length of the body: 15 3/4 inches
Width of the body: 15 1/2 inches
Depth of the body at the bottom: 3 3/4 inches
Depth of the body at the neck: 2 3/4 inches
Total length: 37.6 inches
Scale length: 25.6 inches
Nut width: 2 inches
Weight: 4.3 lbs
Pickup: Fishman-Presys+ with built-in tuner