Choroi Children's Lyre - 12 strings


As the Children's Harp the Children's Lyre has an "open resonance" body, but in terms of tone, range and playing technique, it forms a bridge to the larger chromatic lyres. It is diatonically tuned (pentatonic tuning also possible) and offers opportunities to use many scales, minor as well as major. Thus most folk songs and other simple melodies can be played on it. 12 steel strings in a line.

diatonic range c'-d'-e'-f'-g'-a'-b'-c''-d''-e''-f''-g''
pentatonic tuning possible: d'-d'-e'-g'-g'-a'-b'-b'-d''-e''-e''-g''.

The Choroi lyres and harps were created through a striving for a characteristic, radiant tone deriving its intensity from the properties of the different types of wood used in their construction.

All the instruments are built with the highest quality craftsmanship from naturally coloured, carefully aged wood. In our striving for a beautiful finish, we work with traditional methods, including the use of natural resins and hand polishing.

Wood, 44x27x5.5 cm, weight: 0.9 kg, 12 strings, including tuning wrench

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Country of ManufactureGermany