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Baroque Style Fancy Pochette Dancing Masters Fiddle

The pochette or dancing master's fiddle is essentially a very small violin, designed to fit in a pocket - hence its other common name, the pochette (French for small pocket). It was used by dance masters in royal courts and other places of nobility, as well as by street musicians up until around the 18th century.

Real baroque style dancing masters fiddle.

A perfect travel instrument
Inlaid purfling
Loud sound
European spruce top
Flame maple back, ribs and neck
12 year aged wood
Ebony fingerboard, tailpiece and pegs
Overall length : 17 1/4"
The body length is: 7 7/8"
The scale length : 10 5/8"
The upper bout of the body is: 2 1/2"
The lower bout of the body is: 3"



VIO150   $450.00  

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Ensemble Tromba Marina This is the 17th century version with a large long body that opens up at the base like a trumpet bell. One of the most unusual instruments of early Music, the Tromba Marina is a bowed monochord with a special bridge that has a vibrating foot which adds a special buzzing element to the tone. The bow is placed above the left hand, which plays upper harmonics allowing the use of the tones of the harmonic series like those of a natural horn or trumpet, possibly accounting for the name. The left hand often uses the side of the thumb to finger the harmonics. Two historical version are available. Both have the buzzing bridge adjustment peg in the peghead by the tuner for the main string, a convenient and period design feature. Both are hand made of solid woods, with a spruce top and rosewood fingerboard and fittings. String Vibrating Lengths 57" or 1350mm. EAR031   $1800.00  

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Kit Fiddle and Bow Our Kit Fiddle is a modern version of the historic dance master fiddle or pochette. Finely detailed, handcrafted workmanship, with solid woods and a full violin scale length. Ideal for practicing, soloing, backpacking and traveling or low volume ensemble settings, the Kit Fiddle is lightweight and portable, with a sound much bigger than its actual size! Now comes with a basic "early instrument" bow. Overall length 21 inches.

Sound Sample EAR033   $400.00  

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Welsh Crwth Alto A member of the family of bowed lyres, the crwth had all but died out by the nineteenth century. Now undergoing a resurgence. The alto crwth measures 24 inches and is tuned a minor third lower. E, e, a, a, b, b. The Crwths have a pine body, with aircraft grade laminated back and soundboard, and walnut fingerboard, tailpiece and bridge. EAR035A   $450.00  

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Welsh Crwth Soprano A member of the family of bowed lyres, the crwth had all but died out by the nineteenth century. Now undergoing a resurgence. The soprano crwth measures 21 inches long and is tuned G (the same as the G on a violin,) g (drones off the fingerboard,) c, c, d, d. The Crwths have a pine body, with aircraft grade laminated back and soundboard, and walnut fingerboard, tailpiece and bridge.

Sound Sample EAR035S   $400.00  

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Vielle Medieval Fiddle Offering select solid hardwood body, with solid spruce top, this Vielle really sings. Cleanly designed with performance in mind,the slightly smaller size gives very comfortable shoulder play position as well as traditional, early music down-pointed position. Includes rosewood pegs, fingerboard, and tail piece. Tuned D, G, D, G or like a standard violin, with a preset and precisely positioned sound post.

Sound Sample EAR036   $800.00  

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Gittern A 14th century small guitar-like instrument, the Gittern was popular with minstrels and amateur musicians. Features the traditional fretless fingerboard, with four coursed strings tuned in unisons of D, G, C and F. The gittern offers astounding tone for its small size, with select solid hardwoods body and solid spruce top,with rosewood pegs, fingerboard, and bridge. Played with a plectrum.

Sound Sample EAR037   $800.00  

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Roosebeck 5-Course Baroque Guitar String The Roosebeck Baroque Guitar String Set is for a 5 course guitar, perfect for our Giorgio Sellas reproduction (GBSLAZT). The two extra strings are for optional reentrant tuning (marked with * on the string chart). The titanium strings have a translucent purple hue, and a polished, smooth feel similar to nylon, but they have a slightly brighter tone and increased projection.
  • Tuning and String Gauges
  • 1:E
  • .028
  • 0.71
  • Titanium
  • 2:E
  • .028
  • 0.71
  • Titanium
  • 3:B
  • .032
  • 0.81
  • Titanium
  • 4:B
  • .032
  • 0.81
  • Titanium
  • 5:G
  • .040
  • 1.02
  • Titanium
  • 6:G
  • .040
  • 1.02
  • Titanium

  • 7:D
  • .028
  • 0.71
  • Titanium
  • 8:D
  • .028w
  • 0.71
  • Silver
  • 8:D
  • .028
  • 0.71
  • Titanium*
  • 9:A
  • .032
  • 0.81
  • Titanium
  • 10:A
  • .034w
  • 0.86
  • Silver
  • 10:A
  • .032
  • 0.81
  • Titanium*
RBSBG5A   $17.01  

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Classic Walking Cane Fiddle The walking stick violin was popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. This rugged take anywhere go anywhere instrument is based on 19th century examples with cherry back and soundboard with walnut fingerboard, tailpiece and bridge. 36 inches over all. Comes with a standard bow which is stowed inside the instrument. The instrument has a pine core with cherry back and soundboard, with walnut fingerboard, tailpiece, bridge, and handle accents.

Sound Sample VIO129G   $250.00  

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Medieval Citole String Set Extra / Replacement string set for Medieval Citole ear038 EAR038S   $14.00  

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