A rare instrument, developed from the citar. It plays like a violin, but standing
on a table increaes the volume of the instrument. The instrument type is seen in
the late 1800's, after c. 1900 no new instruments are build. Several reasons made this
instument type disappear again. Standing on a table hinder the use of the bow on the
two outer strings. The player must have a table, as the instrument is uneasy to play
handheld. It stands on 3 ivory studs, supplied with sharp steel points to make sure
the instrument stands stable. That may give some bad scratches on the table. I made
some small "boots" with hard rubber soles to mount the ivory studs.