Thirteen string lirone or lira da gamba 2.


    And here there are some pictures of the finished instrument.

As said on the previous post, this instrument is based on a  painting by  Ferdinand Bol´s ''Dame mit lira da gamba'' at the kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

It does not follow the exact outline of the painting, on the actual instrument corners are less pronounced (even though this ''curvy'' shape can be seen on other instrument paintings).

It has thirteen strings ( two bourdons) and even though there is no view of the back it is arched.

Strung all in gut.

   The bow is pretty long and it held from the nut without touching the hairs to get the maximung playing length.
This is what Adriano Banchieri said in his "Conclusioni nel suono dell'organo" (Bologna, 1611)