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There's too many images for the amount of text here. Perhaps we should pick one to show and put the others in a gallery.

Further Reading[edit]

Hi Lute88, I was just wondering why my 'Further Reading' entry was removed. This was to include any published cittern related historical or educational material. I apologise for not putting it up for discussion first, but I do feel such material is equally relevant and in future if we could also discuss any removal of such material it would be of benefit to all the contributors and readers. I'd also have to mention the inclusion of Stefan Sobell's website. I personally have no problem with this, but if consistency is an issue here, it is still a commercial venture. This isn't a comment on the importance of Sobell as a luthier, but a comment on selective promotion issues. tagrich1961 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tagrich1961 (talkcontribs) 09:50, 17 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


for bouzouki etc as "citterns" required. Redheylin (talk) 16:11, 15 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Any article about an instrument which can potentially be tuned to more than one set of pitches should include /at least/ a standard or 'most common' tuning for the instrument, giving both -pitches- /and/ -octaves-. Frustrating to find an article with no clue given as to how the instrument is tuned. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:01, 24 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Modern cittern[edit]

There is a dearth of information about the modern cittern. The section on this mentions waldzithers and Portuguese guitars, but neither of these are citterns, though both are members of the cittern family. Waldzithers have 9 strings; Portuguese guitars have 12 strings; modern citterns have 10 strings, and there are other differences.

I've seen 10 of these modern 10-string instruments for every one Rennasiance-style cittern, so they are not exactly uncommon. Yet the article says virtually nothing about them. the "modern cittern" section needs to be fleshed-out. (talk) 23:40, 9 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]