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”.
On the right you can see a picture from Martin Agricolas “Musica Instrumentalis” which is based on the Virdung book. It shows a complete set of four rebecs from soprano to bass. At the moment we´re working to extend our range to be able to offer you this complete set of rebecs. We´ll present high quality photos as soon as they will be available. Requests are already welcome!