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Lyre Guitar - Damianos

France
Western Europe

Flamed maple back and sides, spruce top, MOP inlays, ebony neck and peghead
ca. 1835

Height: 79 cm

An early six-string French lyre guitar with original label: Damianos. This decorative parlor instruments of the 1800's has hallow arms and a headstock/tuner at the end of the fretted neck that is attached to the crossbar. It stands on a pedestal, which is a classic feature of the French lyre guitars.

 

Owner: HWMC
Catalog#: HWMC

Gregg Miner - www.harpguitars.net