Mr. Rusnak based this instrument outline on the Dias guitar but built it with a slightly deeper body than most renaissance guitars for a fuller tone. Back, sides, and neck of figured maple; ebony fingerboard; spruce top with double purfling with a diamond pattern near the neck and heel; pearwood rosette. 8 pegs allow you the option of stringing the first course as single or double strings.The instrument comes with a simple, coffin-style case built by Mr. Rusnak.$1200 USD plus shipping. I'd…See More
"I already posted this on the lute forum but thought I'd copy it here for the benefit of those who aren't on it. I'd only add that the vihuela duets should use vihuela!
I have a 3-disc clavichord album by Rene Clemencic on which he…"
"High octave strings closest to the floor, as one holds the instrument for playing. (If facing the instrument and holding it vertically, strings to the right -- lute-wise.) Iconography (most? all?) shows the same. I'll have to recheck Vreedman,…"
I will double check, but I am 99.99% certain that Vreedman calls for octave strings on the 4th course as well as the 3rd course (though the woodcut of the fb does not show it!). Almost all of the iconography (paintings, woodcuts, drawings)…"
Hey, Andrew! I finally signed up for this group too because I have not one but two prospective vihuela customers. need to start doing the research. I'll be ordering some cittern strings from you in a couple of months when i finish this daSalo i'm working on. haven't had time to surf the cittern site in about a year now!
Good to see you. Thanks for all the help you gave me. I judt made a Lawrence Wright discovery. An instrument that has been identified since 1910 as a is really a vihuela varient.
Yes, I was a small part of the lute 'scene' that was going on in the S.F. area, in the '90s, with Mike Peterson and David Tayler being especially active in organizing events. I am sure we have met or anyway been at the same lute-related event, at one time or another ...
Thank you very much, Andrew. I have a bit more of material to add to that page (as well as to the others) but I'm really short of time to get it all done. Let me just say that your cittern site is absolutely brilliant in all respects and I always enjoy visiting it from time to time. Keep up the good work!