Tuesday, 26 April 2016

(SOLD) Trossingen lyre by Michael J King

I have a slightly used Trossingen Lyre available for sale, 20% off the list price, email me for more details,   Comes with a hardcase and tuning key,   Made of maple with Kolrosing decoration,  gut strung,



Monday, 25 April 2016

New budget model of my 3 String Bowed Lyre (2016)

Made from Spruce and pinewood,   incorporating some design elements from my Shetland Gue model to simplify the construction and keep the costs down.  Another light and resonant instrument

Comes with Beechwood Bow, tuning key, rosin and spare Horsehair.

Instruments available here:

Build your own: Lyre making DVD:

Download plans:

Just a very quick sound sample ( I am not a bowed instrument player,  this is just to give you an idea of how it sounds)  My 2016 model is made from all spruce and Pine with fruitwood pegs,   light and resonant,  this is my lowest price 3 string Bowed Lyre, available from etsy within 2-3 months from purchase,   I also make hardwood and softwood custom versions with Cases to order,   email mail through my website for further information.






Friday, 1 April 2016

Lyre Making 2016 video guides

A few weeks ago I launched the 2016 Lyre DVD-ROM Disc and now the Download version too,
Plans include: Sutton Hoo, Snape, Morning Thorpe, Prittlewell, Bergh Apton, Cologne, Trossingen, Oberflacht(2 Models), Kravik lyre and the Irish Wire strung Lyre (G and D) along with the Bowed lyre plans including 2 string Jouhikkos, two Welsh Crwth plans and the Shetland Gue.

 The disc now has Offline videos for reference as well as lots of hidden bonus reference material to discover.

For getting started I have created three quick video tutorials covering Windows 10, Linux and Mac OS

 Windows 10:


Mac OS  (Download edition shown)


If you already purchased the Lyre making 2015 edition I have a free download available, if you have the 2014 or earlier edition private message me for a discount.

 Let me know if you have any questions,

 Best wishes

Michael J king


discs, or USB Flash Drive here:

More info see website