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