Italian chitarroni are generally very large instruments. Most surviving instruments have stopped string lengths between 85 and 89 cm, though there are also some even larger instruments, which may have been used in especially large churches and public spaces.

Christoph Koch

  • 85/1700cm
  • 9 ⅔ frets
  • 15 ribs
  • Model CK

Although many surviving chitarroni have multi rib backs, some like this one by Koch have a more modest number - in this case fifteen.

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