The Citole was a stringed instrument that was usually plucked with a plectrum, much used among the XII to XV centuries in Europe.
It had a box with a unique wedge-shaped design that widens toward the pegbox. This was used to be bent backwards, sickle-shaped and sometimes topped by an animal head.
Citole from ST. Mary's Cathedral in Valencia, Spain
I also make a student model, with single neck, flat peghead and simpler decoration.
String length: 580 mm.
I designed this citole as an answer to the interest of some musicians in a plucked instrument able to play lower than the lute, citole or guittern, keeping coherency with organological knowledge we have on Middle Ages.