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Mid-Scale cittern thread

22.5" scale length (5 course as octave mandolin)
14 fret neck
body: 16"L / 14.75 "W / 3.2"D
44 mm neck width at nut
string gauges: .014, .020w, .032, .048, .059
tuning: DGDAE, DADAD, etc.

Below is a demo of a FLAT-TOP Mid-Scale CIttern.


Just to open up more options for the perfect instrument we are proud to offer this solution of the mid size cittern. Perfect for those who don't want a longer neck than an octave mandolin but need the versatility of the added 5 th bass course. The same body as the OM is used and with the familiar 14 fret neck plus a slightly narrower neck at the nut than the long-scale cittern. The body design maintains a good measure of what could be described as the 'mando tone' – plucky, poppy, not overly bass heavy.

Every Nyberg Cittern incorporates solid body plates, a maple neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, adjustable truss rod (through soundhole), chrome precision tuning heads, chrome strap buttons, bone nut and saddle, custom cast and hinged bronze tailpiece, and includes a hardshell archtop case. Lifetime warranty.


Check the Design Ethics Page for details on construction and design.


Starting at $4200 USD ($5050 CAD) for carved-tops, and $3300 USD for Flat-Top versions w/ walnut or sapele body,choice of top, and binding. Hardshell case included.

Top Options Body Options Binding Options
cedar honduran mahogany rosewood
englelmann spruce flamed maple cocobolo
sitka spruce indian rosewood ebony
port orford cedar flamed koa  
alaska yellow cedar    

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