jueves, 4 de septiembre de 2008


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)

lack of original instruments made us to base our work on a painting.

martes, 2 de septiembre de 2008


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