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Thread #46928   Message #3508875
Posted By: Weasel
25-Apr-13 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: So, what became of the lyre?
Subject: RE: So, what became of the lyre?
Just found this old thread which is strangely relevant to me at the moment!

I haven't seen a saxon lyre outside the realms of re-enactment and the other lyres seem to be museum pieces.

One of the problems of the lyre is its limited range of notes - the saxon lyre usually has only six strings.

I have built three lyres this week, two Anglo Saxon with six strings and one "folk lyre" with eight strings.