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RWC Gittern

  The Love Letter (detail) Johannes Vermeer  
  The Love Letter (detail)
Johannes Vermeer
 

Our Cittern is a traditional four course model with re-entrant tuning, based on an instrument by Gasparo Da Salo, circa 1560.

The finished instrument made from figured English sycamore. It has a Swiss pine table, rosewood pegs and fittings and an extremely delicately carved rose in English cherry.

Wire strung on all courses the cittern is accurately fretted using solid brass frets and is tuned e'e', d'd', gg'g, bb.

Each instrument is entirely hand built by 'in-house' experienced craftsmen to special order in our own workshops in Toledo (Spain) to the highest standard of craftsmanship. They come with 12 months warranty and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on setting up, playing and maintenance.

A soft padded bag or fitted hard case are available as optional extras if required.

 

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Gittern Kit

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The same Cittern is offered in kit form for home assembly.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on construction, setting up, playing and maintenance.

To ensure success, even for the first time builder, each kit includes:
A fully dimensioned life-size drawing and working template,
A manual with clear and concise step-by-step full assembly instructions.
A set of photographs illustrating further each stage.

An important feature of our cittern kit is the inclusion of a mould to ensure success, even for the first time builder, so assembly of the body can begin immediately.

Our kit contains all the parts to build a traditional four course cittern.

The ribs and back are supplied in English sycamore sanded to thickness and ready for assembly around the mould.

The neck is pre-shaped with the pegs already fitted to reamed holes and the fingerboard has been machined to ensure accurate fitting of the brass frets.

All the parts in the kit are made from traditional materials and include a Swiss pine top and sycamore back.

The instruction manual reveals the secrets of carving a rose.

 

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Gittern Technical Plan

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You can make the same Gittern from scratch, following detailed step-by-step instructions through the construction process in a clear and concise manner.

A fully dimensioned life-size drawing with templates and a set of photographs illustrate each stage.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on construction, setting up, playing and maintenance.

This icon indicates that you can choose between the hard copy of the documents sent by postal mail, or the downloadable electronic files, in pdf format to your computer. In order to view and print the pdf files, you need the free 'Acrobat Reader' program installed in your computer. Life-size drawings require large printers. Electronic documents have a reduced price, don't have shipping costs, but are non-refundable.

 

 

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Gittern Availability and delivery time

Not all of the items listed on our site are available immediately. Products without a reference nor a price are rarely available for quick dispatch. If you are interested in them, please contact us.

We publish standard availability, which means that this product usually ships in that time since it has been ordered. But at the specific time of your order, that interval can be longer or smaller depending on many production factors.  In addition, you still will have to wait for your product to arrive (delivery time). [More info about availability & delivery dates]

  Finished Instrument   Three months  
  Kit   Three weeks  
  Drawing   Three days  
 

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  Finished Instrument                
    Not avaiable       Finished      RWC  
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    Not avaiable       Kit      RWC  
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    Not avaiable       Plan      RWC  
                   

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Prices and Exchange rates
All published prices are exclusive of VAT and shipping costs. They are shown in RWC.
The following exchange rates are valid on April 12th, 2019. See other conditions

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1 RWC= 1.501
GBP
1.648
EUR
1.962
USD
219.5
JPY
2.616
CAD
2.741
AUD
1.964
CHF
126.2
RUB
13.16
CNY
27.40
ZAR
38.86
MXN

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Some temporary offers and discounts might apply: In April up to 25% Off

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