Mudcat Café message #155701 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13945   Message #155701
Posted By: T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
30-Dec-99 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: Guitar, Mandolin, Cittern, History?
Subject: RE: Guitar, Mandolin, Cittern, History?
"Joseph of Locksley" warns his readers that not all will agree with his terminology for the guitar. This is true, for I do not. Furthermore, as I read the literature, most scholars wouldn't, either. Scholars consider the distinction between "latin guitar" and "moorish guitar" to be too local and rare to serve as a basis for a general theory of this pan-European instrument. And what J of L calls a "guittern" most scholars now call a citole. T.