13-string carved Lyre
It is now possible to make a 13 string lyre which is sculpted out of one piece of wood in a 3 day workshop.
As it is diatonicly tuned it can be used by more advanced players, allowing you to play traditional written music.
It is tuned to middle D but you can tune the instument to play sharps and flats, as you like.
The 13 String Sound Box Lyre plays beautifully due to its internal resonance box. The sound from this Lyre tends to be a more expressive, outward sounding instrument.
This hand-finished lyre is now available in beautifitul warm Western Australian Sheok timber, with an Australian Cedar soundboard, and finished in environmentally friendly "Livos" plant resin (linseed-based) and natural beeswax.