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Choroi 12 String Children's Pentatonic or Diatonic Lyre + Tuning Key SPECIAL ORDER

Available soon GST included
SKU 55121000

The Children's Lyre is made from a single piece of ash or maple wood. Like the Childrens Harp the Childrens Lyre has an open resonance body but in terms of tone range and playing technique it forms a bridge to the larger chromatic lyres. It can be tuned diatonically or pentatonically and it is possible to play all types of scales minor as well as major. This means most folk songs and other simple meloodies can be played on it.

It has 12 steel strings tuned to the diatonic scale c'-d'-e'-f'-g'-a'-b'-c''-d''-e''-f''-g'' or pentatonic d'-d'-e'-g'-g'-a'-b'-b'-d''-e''-e''-g''

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 our striving for a beautiful finish we work with traditional methods including the use of natural resins and hand polishing.

Price includes Tuning Wrench