Lyre Guitar

Description (Brief)
This lyre guitar was made in the 19th century by an unknown maker. It is a six course (6x1) lyre-shaped guitar with a pine top, walnut back and sides, with two circular sound holes and a flat bottom. This popular “parlor” instrument was also known in France as "lyre anacréontique" and in England as "Apollo lyre."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Date made
1800-1899
Measurements
overall: 31 in x 13 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in; 78.74 cm x 34.29 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
MI*095326
accession number
26512
catalog number
095326
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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