The Praetorius Scheitholt is a medieval musical instrument of the mountain zither family. An early illustration of this instrument was in Michael Praetorius' "Syntagma Musicum" dated 1619. The dimensions are scaled from Praetorius' illustration as given in Bessaraboff's appendix.
Our 4-string (3 string shown to the left) Praetorius Scheitholts are made of black walnut bodies with Western red cedar tops. We make several versions of the Praetorius Scheitholt:
Scheitholt I - a curved solid headstock, three iron tuning pegs and metal frets
The Scheitholt I and II models come with a 6 1/2 fret.
1-3/4" x 3-1/4" x 34"