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Instruments spanning the 10th to 15th Century

The earliest is the Psaltery, in this case a modern bowed version, dating from about the eighth century. The more modern 'Pig's Head' version is also available. The Gittern dates from the 13th century and is taken from the palace of Gelmirez in Northern Spain; in this case it is strung and tuned as the top five strings of a guitar. The Gothic Harp is taken from the painting by Bosch and is diatonic with a range of two and a half octaves, it dates from the 15th century.
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