#47 - My modern-electric-baritone version of the medieval bowed lyre of Scandinavia and Northern Europe. It is tuned CFF, the C being the melody string and the Fs are drones. This will probably change as I try to figure out how to play it.

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Comment by A.D.EKER on November 11, 2020 at 1:43pm

some Viking blood afterall? nice build Korrigan!  see you dont pluck it But you bow it?

Comment by Dave Lynas on November 8, 2020 at 8:09pm
Sorry Korrigan. The spelling transformer got me again.
Comment by Uncle John on November 8, 2020 at 9:43am

Looking good, Karl.  I hope you have fun with that and show it off in a video sometime.

Comment by Dave Lynas on November 8, 2020 at 7:54am

Beautiful Kerrigan ! I have a friend nearby that makes these. Called Yoheko (sp?). It’s fingered with your fingernails (using them like slides on the horse hair strings. He makes his own horse hair braided bows for them too. Jerry Henkel is his name. I own one of his prototypes. Very cool raspy tone.

Comment by Jock MacHinery on November 8, 2020 at 5:21am
For comparison https://cigarboxnation.com/photo/shetland-gue-2?context=user#!/photo/shetland-gue?context=user
Comment by Ernest Gusella on November 7, 2020 at 11:46pm

Very nice. I always like to see someone working off the grid and making instruments capable of creating new sounds. Good job! Can't wait to hear it.

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