Creator Bermudo, Juan
Medium Artwork: Woodcut
City Osuna | Region Andalucia | Old kingdom Castile
|Body Waisted||Strings 7 strings||Neck Long||Pegbox Angled flat|
|Bridge Fixed||Frets||Back Flat||Pegs Rear|
Woodcut print from Bermudo, Declaración de Instrumentos musicales, 1555, fol. 110. (frame 237 of the digital copy on Biblioteca Digital Hispana (E-Mn).
On of the few depictions of a seven-course vihuela. The instrument is drawn with seven single strings tied to a fixed bridge at the lower end of the instrument. The flat pegbox is drawn with 12 tuning pegs. The body has incurved waists with similar width at both upper and lower bouts. A single rosette is located in the centre of the upper bout near the neck. The profile of the instrument seems to indicat a flat back. The neck is drawn with ten frets with the names of the notes corresponding to each fret indicated on the print.