He invented the cither-viol or sultana in the 1760s and was renowned for the quality and beauty of his instruments.
Plate 5 of the " Sciagraphia " illustrates a " Gross Sechs Ch�richte Cither "; ( large six course cittern )-depicted with eight pegs inserted into the sides of the pegbox and six strings.
Michael Praetorius includes such an instrument in his Syntagma Musicum, describing its'strong and magnificent sound like a harpsichord .'In the " Sciagraphia " is an illustration ( plate 7 ) of a " Dominici Zw�lff Chorichte Cither " ( Dominici twelve course cittern ), with re-entrant bass string tunings of eb, Bb, f, c, g, d, a, e, and treble strings tuned to b, g, d'and e '.
a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings Synonyms: cittern, cithern, citole, gittern,
a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers Synonyms: zither, zithern,