Through one of those unforeseen but much appreciated series of life events I was able to give grateful custody to one of Nigel Forster's http://nkforsterguitars.com instruments, this 2007 cittern build:
Camatillo rosewood back and sides, gorgeous stripey European spruce top, old seasoned mahogany neck, soundport, Gotoh tuners, and all other kinds of cool stuff. I have it tuned presently mostly CDGDAE, a new tuning for me in true fifths permitting all kinds of maneuvers including use of a capo at the 7th to get a more-than-passable GDAEB and mandolin fingerings (with some retuning for that lower course going sharp).
What a splendid, world-class instrument, that certainly justifies the sales of the very good members of my small stable that I had to let go to get it. Nigel has been kind and responsive, even though I did not buy the instrument from him, and my sense of him as passionate and capable has been confirmed over and over in our interactions and of course each time I play this cittern... THANKS, Nigel.
Here's a YouTube review:
As I said, off to practice!