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The gittern is a musical instrument that was popular during the medieval period in Europe. It is considered one of the ancestors of the modern guitar and belongs to the lute family. Here are some key points about the gittern:
Appearance: The instrument typically had a pear-shaped or guitar-like body with a flat back. It had a rounded soundhole, much like a guitar, and frets on the fingerboard to enable the player to produce different notes by pressing down on the strings.
Strings: This medieval instrument usually had four to six strings, which were typically made of gut. The strings were plucked or strummed with the fingers or a plectrum, producing a bright and lively sound.
Gittern can be customized to suit your preferences, with options for different string configurations and tunings, allowing you to explore a wide range of musical styles from the past.
History: The gittern was widely used in Europe from the 13th to the 16th centuries, during the medieval and Renaissance periods. It was a popular instrument for secular music and could be found in various sizes and tunings.
Revival: In recent years, there has been some interest in reviving and recreating historical instruments like the gittern, particularly in the context of historical performance practice.
Musicians and instrument makers have sought to reproduce the sound and playing techniques of this ancient instrument.
Elm Tree Carved body, spruce soundboard afrormosia fingerboard
and there is oud strings on the instrument ( you can use also gut strings as Traditionally with different strings it has different results)