This instrument is a flat body
instrument and belongs to the lute family, round shaped,
with metal strings, close to the 16th century Italian "chitarrone".
Today the cetera / cetara / / cetula / mauresque guitar
(corsican popular cittern / cithern) is very popular in
Corsica.The instrument is now frequently played in the classical,
contemporary and folk corsican music (renowned corsican
bands such as A Filetta, Tavagna, Caramusa...).