Guitarcittern 12 String - with pickup
The guitar cittern is one of our oldest instruments, conceived and marketed by us and now in its fourth generation. Time for a relaunch! On the outside its essentially the same, the inside though has been extensively revised.
On the shoulders of the instrument, where the body opens into the neck, the frames have become narrower. As a result, the high and medium frequencies are radiated even better and amplify the typical cittern-like, overtone-rich sound characteristic of the instrument. The slightly curved bottom ensures a high level of loudness. These guitars are suitable for solo as well as for chord play, power chords coming across strong.
The bracing is completely new. Our guitar builder has also stabilized all frets with synthetic resin in a self-developed process so that they can not be loosened even after years of playing and can be reworked more easily. The bridge is screwed, increasing its stability. Also, where the fingerboard runs over the top there is now a wooden block, which ensures that the neck stays straight and does not fall as it passes into the body, as can be seen with 12-string guitars due to the increased pulling forces. This can result in strings which at the highest frets sit too high and can no longer be played properly. The wooden block prevents this, and the guitar can be played at the highest frets rattle free!
Back and sides: mahogany
Cover: solid spruce
Length of the body: 400 mm (157.5 inches)
Width of the body: 395 mm (155.5 inches)
Depth of the body below: 95 mm (37.4 inches)
Depth of the body at the neck: 70 mm (27.6 inches)
Total length: 975 mm (383.9 inches)
Length: 650 mm (255.9 inches)
Nut width: 49 mm (19.3 inches)
Pickup: Fishman-Presys+ with built-in tuner
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