An Anglo-Saxon lyre based on the remains of one found in the Sutton Hoo ship burial, and other similar examples. It was also played in Northern Germany and in Scandinavia by the Vikings. Available with 5, 6 or 7 strings.
Scale length: 43cm
German/Alpine Spruce, European Alder, European Ash, European Cherry, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
Side view of version with Purpleheart arms and sides.
Alternative soundholes design.
Front view of version with Purpleheart arms and sides.
Front view of version with Purpleheart arms and European Ash and Purpleheart back.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Jo Dusepo.