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Category:Lyre family instruments

321.2: Instruments in which the string is attached to a yoke that consists of a cross-bar and two arms, with the yoke lying in the same plane as the sound-table (Category:Lyre family instruments or yoke lutes)

This category concerns instruments of the Ancient Greek lyre family (a plucked string instrument with no fingerboard, having strings running parallel to the soundboard tied on a yoke a the upper end of the instrument) and instruments having the same characteristics.

For other instruments also sometimes called lyres but belonging to other organological families (Byzantine lyra, Pontic lyra, Constantinopolitan lyra, Cretan lyra, lira da braccio, Calabrian lira, lijerica, lyra viol, lirone, etc), see Category:Bowed lutes.


This category has the following 5 subcategories, out of 5 total.