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New Crwth model

This is my new 2011 crwth, based on the lighter crwth which is displayed at heyward modelAberystwyth University Library. 

boxed crwth
Made from maple and spruce with Figured maple fingerboard and tailpiece, custom mini Harp tuning pins and key. 

Choice of Strings and tuning avalable.

 Supplied with a fitted case and baroque/fixed arch bow.

Natural, amber or antique finishes.(antique shown)

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back of crwth

front crwth

Welsh Folk Museum Crwth copy

This larger instrument is based on the Instrument by Richard Evans of 1742 in the Welsh Folk Museum.  
This example, pictured below is not carved out of a block of timber like the original but built up in baroque violin fashion,  with a separate body and arm/head.  My version has binding/purfling to the soundboard edge.
crwth pictureWith both of these crwth models the fingerboards are flat and the strings are parallel with the body as on the original, Stringing can be either all plain gut in the medieval fashion or baroque stringing which uses wound wire on the thicker strings.  Silver wound Thomastic strings with a synthetic core can also be used with success on these.

Carved from the sollid with Fitted hard case Gut strings and baroque or fixed arch bow
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I can make them with a natural blonde varnish (bottom)or antiqued as shown on the left.

Other Crwths can also be made to order, including Baltic Bowed Lyres

See and hear this Crwth on Youtube

BBC page about the crwth with Cass Meurig talking about the crwth and why she plays it and a tune example


crwth back

back view of blonde crwth

crwth with natural finish
More pictures from my old 2003 website here