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by Peter Bryan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Rebuilding an old Hungarian Citera
Replies: 8
Views: 5394

Re: Rebuilding an old Hungarian Citera

Well, I am so grateful for the advice I'm receiving. Thanks, Clay for your suggestions. I have removed the old tuning keys. I had to drill out one of the broken ones and have bored out the hole that it was in. I will fill it with a dowl and then redrill the hole. The old keys were 1/4" diameter so s...
by Peter Bryan
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Rebuilding an old Hungarian Citera
Replies: 8
Views: 5394

Re: Rebuilding an old Hungarian Citera

The length between the bridge rods is 26 1/2". There are only 4 strings left on it. 2 are on the fretboard and are .015. 2 are outside the fretboard and are .035 Also, the pins where the strings fit are actually tiny finishing nails (I'm pretty sure this was hand made) with heads. The strings that a...
by Peter Bryan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Rebuilding an old Hungarian Citera
Replies: 8
Views: 5394

Re: Rebuilding an old Hungarian Citera

With your helpful links I have determined that what I have is a Great "C" citera.
Thanks again,
Peter
by Peter Bryan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Rebuilding an old Hungarian Citera
Replies: 8
Views: 5394

Re: Rebuilding an old Hungarian Citera

Thanks very much, Jim. I will check out the links you sent and continue my research before I start disassembling the instrument. In answer to your question about the size...32" long, 8" wide at the base narrowing to 5 1/2" at the head, and 2 3/4" deep. There were 19 tuning pegs, some of which are br...
by Peter Bryan
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Rebuilding an old Hungarian Citera
Replies: 8
Views: 5394

Rebuilding an old Hungarian Citera

I am new to the MIMF so I'll start by saying "Hello" to everyone. My daughter found this old Citera at a garage sale and bought it for me. Though I've had some experience with guitars, and autoharps, this is the first time I've ever seen a Citera. I am interested in where I might be able to find par...