This rebec is based on an illustration by Sebastian Virdungs (“musica getutscht” von 1511). This is the first scientific book about music in german language.
This rebec has a very clear shape and a limited decoration: Dominating is just the wide finger board with its very special lower end and the open scroll.
We build this rebec from a solid block of european walnut, the top in contrasting fine spruce and the pegs from european boxwood. The instrument is tuned as an alto in 5ths (g - d’- a’) using only gut strings.
Acoording to the picture on the right we offer the a round bow especially made after this to give a whole “Virdung set”.