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Makers of small harps, lyres and psalteries

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Greco Roman Lyre | Stock Code: bmly3
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A more ornate and larger lyre than our standard Roman Lyre not quite as big as the Kithara. Broad graceful curves on the arms and a rounded sound box make this a more ornate instrument.
The model illustrated above is in cherry with a maple soundboard, strung in gut. The bridge of the lyre is free to move and can be positioned as required to give different ranges of notes. Although we normally recommend a dorian scale the movable bridge allows a variety of tunings.

Price: £220.00
Postage: £10.00 (UK) | £25.00 (Europe) | £40.00 (North Amercia) | £52.00 (Rest of World)

Gut strings Roman Lyre | Stock Code: bmlyre5
Set of strings in Gut for a 8 string Lyre or Kithara

Price: £30.00
Postage: £2.00 (UK) | £4.00 (Europe) | £4.00 (North Amercia) | £4.50 (Rest of World)

Roman Lyre /Greek Lyre | Stock Code: BMLyre4
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A lyre based on images found on Samian ware plates. This lyre is one common in both Rome and Greece.
Mage in european hardwood, the example is in oak with a yew details, with a spruce sound board.
Strung in unpolished gut for a more authentic look and sound.
The illustrated instrument is currently on display in the Roman Army Museum of Wales Caerleon.
Order on line or call to discuss requirements

Lead to to build approx 2 months.

Price: £220.00
Postage: £15.00 (UK) | £25.00 (Europe) | £45.00 (North Amercia) | £45.00 (Rest of World)

Kithara | Stock Code: bmi084
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All Busy Mole made harps are made to order please contact us for details of and to order your harp. When you contact us we can discuss the wood used and any personalization you may require

The Lyres big brother. 10 strings 29" inches tall. Flat pase and large bridge characteristic of these instruments. Common in Greek and Roman period, but has a history that pre-dates and continues after these periods

This instrument in currently held by the Bosworth Battlefield trust.

Constructed in Ash ( other woods available), with a sprucesound bosrd. Steel tuning pins and brass wire strings.

For Gut strings please add gut strings from the end of the lyre section.

When ordering please state which variety you would prefer version 1 image above version two image below.

Please call to discuss your requirements



Lead time for building approx 2 months

Price: £180.00
Postage: £15.00 (UK) | £25.00 (Europe) | £45.00 (North Amercia) | £45.00 (Rest of World)

Roman Lyre | Stock Code: bmi083
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All Busy Mole made harps are made to order please contact us for details of and to order your harp. When you contact us we can discuss the wood used and any personalization you may require
A new design of harp from Busy Mole Harps, and is very portable, and easy to learn and play. Based on the Roman and Greek instruments, the Lyre produces a bright sound and is ideal for beginners or re-enactors.
Also available with gut stings at extra cost, please order separately, see below.

The lyre although normally associated with the classical period was played up to and into medieval times and continued in common use in the Byzantine Empire

The Lyre shown was used in the BBC Ancient Rome Series.

Price: £125.00
Postage: £15.00 (UK) | £25.00 (Europe) | £45.00 (North Amercia) | £45.00 (Rest of World)



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