Arpeggione or guitar “da gamba”

This instrument is also called cello-guitar or guitar di borbone…

Modèle 2021 :

Démonstration vidéo à venir…

Diapason 591mm, accord EADGBE, compatible avec l’accord de la basse de viole DGCEAD, 22 frettes, pique de violoncelle.
Bois modèle foncé : table épicéa, fond et éclisses érable ondé, touche alisier.
Bois modèle clair : table épicéa, fond et éclisses sorbier, touche palissandre.

 

Ci-dessous, les premiers modèles de guitare à archet :

Having no endpin, unlike cello (but of course I can put one if you wish), the arpeggione has to be played holding it between the knees. This instrument was invented by the instrument-maker Johann Georg Staufer in 1823, as a declined model of a guitar. In the “Arpeggione” sonata by Franz Schubert (D821), the arpeggione part is nowadays often played with arrangements for various instruments, like cello, alto cello, double bass and guitar.