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Thread #46928   Message #698950
Posted By: Mark Cohen
26-Apr-02 - 04:59 AM
Thread Name: So, what became of the lyre?
Subject: RE: So, what became of the lyre?
A friend of mine has a guitar that looks a bit like the lyre mandolin. I think he got it somewhere in Europe. Next time I'm over on the Kona side I'll take a picture of it and post it on the 'Cat. (My friend's primary instrument, by the way, is the contrabass balalaika. Now there's an instrument!)

The last few posts call to mind something out of a jokebook from my childhood.

John: I have a zither at home.
Bob: Oh, really? Well, I have a brother at home.
John: No, you don't understand. A zither is a sort of a lyre.
Bob: Well, my brother has been known to stretch the truth on occasion.