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Medieval Fiddle by Fabio Chiari

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This medieval fiddle (or vielle) by Fabio Chiari is based on fiddles from around the 12th century. It has been designed from writings and iconography from the time, as no instruments have survived that can be copied. This instrument has been made exclusively from Italian woods: maple, willow and poplar.

The vielle was one of the main instruments in the medieval period. It was played by both amateurs and professional musicians, including at court and in noble households.