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    Wow, I really idolize Bruce. He's like a modern day Stradivarius.

    I really hope we get a video of this thing in action.

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    Here it is in finished form- sound sample to follow
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    Can't wait for the sound clips! Here are some more pics.
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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Wow.
    For me this instrument represents everything a mandocello should be.
    The design is all about style supporting the function, but still allowing stylistic elements to have their place.

    Exquisite.
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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Wow, that's some instrument you have there, congratulations to all involved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tavy View Post
    Wow, that's some instrument you have there, congratulations to all involved!
    Yes it certainly is! Since it has 5 courses should it technically be called a cittern-cello or cello-cittern? Not that it matters.

    I was wondering if either Curt or Mary could give us some of the other specs on it? length, width, depth of the sound cavity, and nut width etc.? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Is there video or audio of this beautiful instrument yet?

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Daniel View Post
    Since it has 5 courses should it technically be called a cittern-cello or cello-cittern? Not that it matters.
    I finally found the name of this instrument. It's called a Liuto cantabile. Sometimes called a Liuto Moderno.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Thanks for resurrecting the thread, the instrument looks awesome.
    Does this mean that what people like to call citterns these days are really liuto cantabiles?

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    I still dream of a similar instrument of my own some day. Any sound files yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdalf View Post
    Thanks for resurrecting the thread, the instrument looks awesome.
    Does this mean that what people like to call citterns these days are really liuto cantabiles?
    I think the names can be used interchangeably. There are lot's of citterns on youtube, but they don't have the scale length of this instrument. And they seem to use lighter strings.

    Speaking of dreaming, I would love an F style. With 25" scale though.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    very cool, I'm guessing it is technically a cittern if cittern can be technically referenced?
    27 " scale with 5 5ths would be stretch for me.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    That's what I call using your head Bruce Jr.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Daniel View Post
    Since it has 5 courses should it technically be called a cittern-cello or cello-cittern?.
    I know this is a resurrected thread. I must have missed it on the first go around. At the turn of the last century Raphael Calace played a similar strung instrument tho a bowlback called a liuto cantabile. The scale was somewhat shorter tho tuned the same. He also composed music for this instrument.

    Here is a thread about these instruments with some photos.

    A video of a duet by Calace for mandolin and liuto

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