Wasted vielle

This is a versatile instrument made to my own design but inspired by pictures and carvings from the 14th and 15th centuries. The construction is very light overall with graceful in-curved sides and minimal or no internal support. It has a strong, rich and resonant sound, and is ideal for both vocal accompaniment and instrumental playing. I have made these vielles with flat and carved fronts (carved fronts having no added support) and bridge curvature and string length can be more or less to suit.