“A thing of beauty is a joy forever…” :)
Originally posted on The Music of the Bible Revealed:
2014-04-10 @ 19:00 CDT
Luthier Carlos Paniagua has finished the twelve-string bowl lyre I ordered from him. It certainly should serve well as a “bass nevel (נבל)” once it arrives. The case is not yet ready and after it is, final arrangements for shipping of both lyre and case must be made. But if all goes well, I’ll have the instrument in hand and ready to learn to play, months in advance of travel to my church’s Feast of Tabernacles site in Boerne, TX. After that performance, we shall see what opportunities arise.
The photos have been retouched, making them a bit less dark, and also they’re smaller than the originals. The tuning pegs and strings on the lyre are modern (fluorocarbon in the case of the strings, if memory serves). I will be…
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