"Lyre Guitar" on Antiques Roadshow

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Sabato, May 13, 2019 at 10:11 PM.

  1. Sabato

    Sabato Gretschie

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    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    This was new to me, appraiser said the purpose was to make the acoustic guitar louder. The one on TV was from F. Gaulke 1898

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  2. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

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    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
  4. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

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    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    I just want to see where he buys his cases from. I thought finding an LP case was tough....
     
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  5. Merc

    Merc Synchromatic

    987
    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I will say the player in the photo looks very confident and almost has a slight grin.

    I believe also that the instrument may haven given birth to the mighty....

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  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  7. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    .............. makes me sick :eek:
     
  8. Sabato

    Sabato Gretschie

    305
    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    It's actually kept in an aquarium....
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  9. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

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    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    From what I went through, you're probably right lol.
     
  10. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

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    71
    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    It is worth about 11K is it is in good shape. Not used by the (WHO)
     
  11. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    251
    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    that's not a tie he's wearing. the strap goes from the upper horn to his collar. yeah, right.
     
  12. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    248
    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    And then of course...
     

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  13. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    I'd like to see Pete smash that one up just because it's a stupid design...didn't that guy ever hear of filtertron pickups and Vox amps....:D.
    I think I saw Spock play one of those on a Star Trek episode.
     
  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I finally realise what inspired the ginormous horns on some of Prince's guitars(The Cloud and Auerswald)
     
  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    It's obviously the inspiration for the Danelectro Longhorn series!
     
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