Thirteen string lirone or lira da gamba.




What do we know about this instrument? Not much, me at least. I will try to gather as much information as possible to see if we can learn something about it.















    There
are a few instruments surviving in museums and it seems that none of them was originally a lirone (except perhaps the XIX c instruments that were built as lironi)
    The
lack of original instruments made us to base our work on a painting.



   
    This is a thirteen string lirone, yet to be finished.
    We used the painting as a guide to get the size and general proportions of the instrument.
    The painting is Ferdinand Bol´s Dame mit lira da gamba at the kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna







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