This is a single row Italianate instrument based on an example in the Smithsonian
Institute, Washington D.C., USA.
It has a beck pillar and soundboard of sycamore, and the sound box is carved from
a single piece of sycamore. It has 29 strings and can be tuned either diatonically
C- d'”, or D-b flat” according to Mersenne with a b and b flat in in the upper octaves.