Last updated: Friday, September 22, 2017
BODEN LYRE HARP 8 STRING
Solid Spruce Top, Solid Mahogany Body, Includes Padded Bag, Tuning Tool & Extra Set Of Strings
The lyre (Greek: λύρα) is a stringed musical instrument known for its use in Greek classical antiquity and later.
Lyre from various times and places are regarded by some organologists (specialists in the history of musical instruments) as a branch of the zither family, a general category which includes many different stringed instruments, such as lutes, guitars, kantele, and psalteries, not only zithers.
A classical lyre has a hollow body or sound-chest (also known as soundbox or resonator), which, in ancient Greek tradition, was made out of turtle shell. Extending from this sound-chest are two raised arms, which are sometimes hollow, and are curved both outward and forward. They are connected near the top by a crossbar or yoke. An additional crossbar, fixed to the sound-chest, makes the bridge which transmits the vibrations of the strings. The deepest note was that farthest from the player's body; as the strings did not differ much in length, more weight may have been gained for the deeper notes by thicker strings, as in the violin and similar modern instruments, or they were tuned by having a slacker tension. The strings were of gut. They were stretched between the yoke and bridge, or to a tailpiece below the bridge. There were two ways of tuning: one was to fasten the strings to pegs which might be turned; the other was to change the place of the string upon the crossbar; probably both expedients were used simultaneously.
Moving forward... now our "brave new world" has given this classic instrument a major face lift in materials and construction, giving this oldie a blend of the modern... AWESOME!!
- Solid Spruce Top
- Solid Mahogany body
- 8 steel strings
- 2 x 'f' holes
- Steel tuning pegs
- Includes Padded Bag
- Tuning Tool
- Extra Set Of Strings
- Height: 420mm
- Width: 250mm
- Depth: 70mm