Amédée Thibout French Lyre guitar – France – 1805


Acoustic Hollow Body French Lyre guitar


Ebony leaf motif at the bridge

Spruce top, maple back and bracing, mother of pearl and ebony inlays around sound


This guitar has an ebony fingerboard and twelve frets. Copper eagle heads are mounted on top of the arms. The instrument has a headstock with tuning pegs that point backwards. A ‘cutaway’ separates the arms from the neck, while a crossbar connects them back together. The guitar has six strings of different length.

Last updated on 5 May 2020
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