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Longman & Broderip, Cittern

$2,000.00

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The back of this cittern?s neck is stamped with the Longman & Broderip stamp (LONGMAN & BRODERIP/No26 CHEAPSIDE 8-/No13 HAYMARKET/LONDON) and was possibly made by Perry. It has a one-piece sycamore back of narrow curl and sycamore ribs of medium curl. The two-piece top is made of spruce with painted purfling, painted concentric circles and a nice original inset rose of iv. and ebony (or ebonized wood). The radiused ebony fingerboard has twelve frets and four capo di tasto positions, ten strings with watch-key tuners, and a simple finial with canted corners and a center pearl square. Condition: bridge is mostly missing; requires some restoration. Scale length: 420mm.