Our Lyres are 10-Stringed and inspired and styled after ancient Grecian Lyres.

Lyres for sale


What is a Lyre?

The lyre is a stringed musical instrument known for its use in Greek classical antiquity and later. The lyres of Ur, excavated in ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), date to 2500 BC. The recitations of the Ancient Greeks were accompanied by lyre playing.

The lyre of classical antiquity was ordinarily played by being strummed with a plectrum, like a guitar or a zither, rather than being plucked, like a harp. The fingers of the free hand silenced the unwanted strings in the chord. The lyre is similar in appearance to a small harp but with distinct differences.