This instrument was built in 2005 as part of the “Lyre Label” series Tonedevil instruments along with an octave mandolin, an archtop guitar, and a harp guitar. Each has their own unique flare and sound. This instrument was inspired by Orville Gibson’s swan shaped lyre mandolin he build in the early 20th century. Gibson used its image printed on their serial number label inside many of their early instruments.
African Padouk (Vermillion) Carved Top
Black Walnut Back and Neck
Yew Wood Sides
Cocobolo Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
Custom mandolin humbucker