The Lyre 2.0 Project
Reintroducing the ancient lyre to the 21st century
our research in brief
Research on Ancient Sources & Amphorae’s Depictions
3d Scanning & 3d Modelling during the Prototyping Phase
Working in the Workshop: The First Models
Sound tests & university research!
With the first integrated models of ancient Greek lyres ready, we visited the Laboratory of Electronic Media of the Department of Journalism & Mass Media (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), we recorded our instruments and proceeded with sound analysis tests to identify their features. The results of this research have confirmed their supreme sound qualities!
An Ancient Lyre for Every Need
By confirming the musical quality of our first models of ancient lyre, we started the final step to make them complete: the development of different ancient Greek lyras (for beginners, advanced, etc.) and their final finishing, shortly before their deliver to musicians and music lovers!
We are working closely with top music players
More specific, he recently released:
(1) The Lyre of Apollo: The Chelys Lyre of Ancient Greece (12 songs) – Available at iTunes.
(2) The Lyre of Hermes, EP (6 songs) – Available at iTunes.
(3) 21st Century Lyre Music, EP (6 songs) – Available at iTunes
What’s more, Michael has arranged sheet music for solo lyre for 10 of the tracks featured in his albums and has prepared a series of lyre tuition videos on his Youtube channel. Additionally, he wrote a booklet briefly outlining the lyre’s history. All of the above, plus one of his albums, are included in every lyre we send to our amazing customers!
“A bit of Ancient Greece, and a bit of Hollywood at the same time! The handcrafted ancient replica lyres by Luthieros are one-of-a-kind!” – e-radio.gr | “The Greeks, who revived the ancient lyre, are playing the theme song of GoT!” – news247.gr
Praise to be our Lyres!
(conferences, journals etc.)
Honorary praise in the first presentation of our ancient lyres to the public, at the Congress Designing Creative Synergies 2014! Awarded to the team of “The Lyre 2.0 Project” from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the International University of Thessaloniki, the Metropolitan Development Thessaloniki SA and the Center for Creative Economy Thessaloniki.
The “Lyre 2.0 Project” was presented with a lecture during the Panhellenic Conference of Acoustics 2014, and at the same time some of our models were exhibited in the conference hall. The conference participants showed great interest for our replica lyres, and photographs of our stand were featured on the cover of the magazine of the Panhellenic Acoustics Association!
the perfect lyre for you
find your dream ancient-inspired musical instrument
musical artifacts of the ancient world
Lyre of Hermes (7 or 9 strings) – ancient Greek lyre645.00 € – 745.00 €
Lyre of Apollo (11 or 13 strings) – ancient Greek lyre1,090.00 € – 1,190.00 €
Kithara of the Golden Age (7 or 9 strings)2,400.00 € – 2,650.00 €
Lyre of Sappho (8 strings) – ancient Greek barbiton lyre740.00 €
Lyre of Zeus (13 strings) – ancient Greek lyre – Collector Edition
Lyre of Thanasis Kleopas (13 strings), the Wandering Lyre1,880.00 €
Ancient Sambuca (7 or 9 strings)590.00 € – 690.00 €
Lyre of Lina Palera (13 strings), the Aurora Lyre2,480.00 €
Roman Kithara of Pluto (11 strings) – Kithara of Giorgio Sancristoforo5,400.00 €