minstrel: cittern

agent036 agent036 at astromonkey.net
Thu Sep 25 14:24:12 PDT 2008


This sounds really cool, do you have any pictures? I've been thinking about
giving the cittern a try.
-Cedric the Minstrel

On Wed, 17 Sep 2008 21:18:01 -0700 (PDT), nickolas kaugon
<ollaimh at yahoo.com> wrote:
> i have finally  started fixing up a baroque cittern i got many yeaers
> ago.the experts date ti about 1750.  how cool is that!!
> 
> we got the thing apart, fixed the cracks and warps and it went back
> together like a dream. luckily the peg box is almost flawless so that
will
> make it easier to string. it has mean tempered intonation rather than
even
> tempered, so it willonly sound good in one or twokeys. its french, a
> cistre, or guitare allenange with ten strings in six courses with two
> overwound basses and four iron or brass wire strings. i love these wierd
> old instruments
> 
> 
> 
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