Choroi Bordun Lyre 16 String-Lyres-Acorns & Twigs
Choroi Bordun Lyre 16 String-Lyres-Acorns & Twigs Choroi Bordun Lyre 16 String-Lyres-Acorns & Twigs
This Bordun Lyre is a very versatile instrument that is used primarily in groups. Tuned to chords, it provides opportunity for simple harmonic improvisations or song accompaniments. The strings are arranged in a crossing pattern (bass and "melody" treble strings), facilitating on the one hand, differentiations of dark and light sounds, but also melodies in various scales with drone accompaniment. 

16 steel strings in 2 rows, basic descant tuning;

treble strings: d' - e' - f#' - g' - a' - b' - c#'' - d'' -e'' - f#' -g''

bass (drone) strings: d - a - a - d' - d' - d'

All strings can be re-tuned within the range of a fourth (a minor third up or down) from the basic tuning. 

Available in Mahogany Wood (full, warm sound) or Maple (Lighter, and "dryer" sound than mahogany)

The Choroi lyres and harps were created through a striving for a characteristic, radiant tone deriving its intensity from the properties of the different types of wood used in their construction. Through carefully formed "organs" inside the instruments, these qualities of the wood are brought into connection with the resonating instrument cavity. Variously shaped sound openings mediate between this inner space and the space around the instrument. Through this interaction, a mobile equilibrium arises, giving the tone a living quality.

All the instruments are built with the highest quality craftsmanship from naturally colored, carefully aged wood. In Choroi's striving for a beautiful finish, they work with traditional methods, including the use of natural resins and hand polishing.

Made in Europe.

17.32" x 9.65" x 2.17" (44 cm x 24.5 x 5.5 cm)

Please Note:

Gift wrapping and upgraded shipping are not available for any of our musical instruments or their accessories. They will be shipped from a different location as the rest of our stocked products and therefore will come separately from the rest of your order, if ordering other items from our store. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.