"Lyre Guitar" on Antiques Roadshow

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Sabato, May 13, 2019.

  1. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    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

  2. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Where's the strap button?
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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    No case or jack plate?
  4. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    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 Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    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....

  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    It’s the grandaddy of SGs! :eek:
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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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

    Sabato Country Gent

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

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

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

    pilgrim Country Gent

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

    tdtom Gretschie

    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. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
  13. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

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

    Attached Files:

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  14. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    That is one well-endowed guitar!
  15. 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.
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  16. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

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

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    It's obviously the inspiration for the Danelectro Longhorn series!
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  18. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    @Sabato please don't mix up lyre guitar ( http://www.harpguitars.net/history/org/org-lyres.htm#lg ) and hollow-arm guitar ( http://www.harpguitars.net/history/org/org-hollow-arm.htm ) :p

    Nothing personal, that's just a catchy way to head all of you to that great website (linked from Wikipedia Lyre guitar) with tons of pics with strange and sometime wonderful instruments. Seems like there's a whole universe there waiting to be discovered, included by our G-T usual compulsive buyers when they get sick of one more guitar again.

    An good page to start browsing that website is here: http://www.harpguitars.net/history/org/hgorg2.htm#library where you are pics of all types of harp guitars. Then links to lots of detail pages with pics.

    (BTW: did you know that even Gibson had made harp guitars: http://www.harpguitars.net/history/gibson/gibson_main.htm )
    Last edited: May 19, 2019
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  19. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
  20. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    I spent a few ours today on the website I mention above. That's actually pretty cool to dig.
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