Category:Mandore (instrument)

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See also categories: Gittern, Mandore (instrument), Baroque mandolins and Classical mandolins.


  • mandolinos - mandore (also another general name for the gut-string mandolinos). ATLAS of Plucked Instruments. "During the Renaissance the gittern changed : from a carved body to a small lute-like body (made of staves). It resembles very much a small lute, with a carved rosette, bridge glued to the front, fingerboard flush with the front and tied-on gut frets. Examples in museums show a wide variety in body shape."
  • Barbara Pomerenke-Steel. 2 The Mandolin during the Renaissance. A Brief History of the Mandolin. Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association. "During the Renaissance, construction of the mandolin changed. The body was made out of single wooden strips that were glued together. The instrument had 4 single or double strings and up to 9 frets (the frets consisted of gut strings that were wound around the neck). From 1570 the instrument was also found in France where it was called Mandore. The first known tablature for Mandore was published in Paris in 1578. In Italy, the same instrument was called Mandola, and in contrast to the Mandore, it was tuned in fourths."
  • Igor Varfolomeev. Lute instruments review - Mandore (Baroque Mandolin). "Baroque mandolin, or mandolino - The name "'mandore" first appears in French literature in 1585, and "mandola" in Italian in 1589 to describe a lute-like instrument. The name is probably derived from "mandorla" which is the word for almond in Italian. "Mandolino", a term first encountered in 1634, is the diminutive of mandola, meaning little mandola. Some of the oldest surviving mandolins were made by the famous violin maker Stradivarius in the late 1600s."
  • mandolinos - French mandore. ATLAS of Plucked Instruments. "In France in the 19th century another (small) lute-like instrument developed, looking much like the Lombardic mandolin (and comparable with a small German lute-guitar - see lutes). "
  • Mandolins – Lombardic mandolin. ATLAS of Plucked Instruments. "From the end of 19th century the Milanese mandolin changed into the mandolino Lombardo (also called mandore) : the body became more rounder, and it got a raised fingerboard, with metal frets. Often there is a scratch-plate between soundhole and bridge. The soundhole is often oval, and without a rosette. ... The Lombardic mandolin was the last of the mandolinos and it became obsolete around 1900."


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