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MandolinThomas Buchanan's folkmandolin
Cittern

The Cittern could be described as a 10 string octave mandola. There are many ways in which a Cittern player might have this instrument tuned. ADADA. G D A E B. G C G C G or G C G D G are a few examples.

In the 16th century early versions of these were commonly found a found in British barber shops and hung on the wall for the use of customers. The instrument you see here though Is much bigger and more evolved to suit the folk music and players in this century.

Cittern Cittern side Cittern top

Cittern
Scale Length 500mm
Nut Width 40mm
Width at 12th Fret 49mm
Total Length 890mm
Body Depth 100mm
Body Width 370mm
Price £ 1408