The Cittern used by today's folk-bands has its ancestors in the renaissance Citterns and the English Guitar, but it is now more closely related to the flat-back Bouzouki - the main difference being that the Cittern has 10 strings in 5 courses, a slightly shorter neck and often a rather larger body. There doesn't seem to be a standard tuning, ADADA, ADGAD, or DGDAD, are in common use.
Ashbury Style E Celtic Cittern, 10 string - Solid Alaskan Sitka Spruce top, solid sapele body, designed by Phil Davidson
- 3 ply neck, hardwood fingerboard, bridge & peghead plate
- Hardwood binding, 3ply wood rosette, buffalo bone nut and saddle
- Strap end pin. The hardwood is Senna Siamea a locally sourced wood in Vietnam.