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  • LAVA U Carbon Fiber Concert Ukulele w/Custom Hardcase
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  • James Jones Solid Wood Alto Bowed Psaltery w/ Case
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    James Jones
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  • Erik Martens Handmade Soprano Spanish Shawm
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  • 25 Inch Lyre Harp 16 String w/String Set, Gig Bag and Tuner
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    Mid East
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    $319.00
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  • Roosebeck Tenor "Lute-kulele" Sheesham Variegated w/ Gig Bag
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  • Roosebeck Descant Lute 7 Course 13 String Spruce Soundboard w/Padded Gig Bag
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    Roosebeck
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    $679.00
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  • Guzheng Chinese Zither Harp 53" 21-String w/ Custom Engravings
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    Sound of China
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    $449.00
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  • Roosebeck Emma Mountain Dulcimer 4 String Vaulted Fretboard Spruce F-Holes
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    Roosebeck
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    $299.00
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  • Celtic Pixie Harp 19 String Chelby Levers w/ Extra String Set + Tuning Tool
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    Status Minor
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    $440.00
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    $500.00
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  • Celtic 12 String Solid Rosewood Baby Harp w/Gig Bag, Strings, Key
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    Status Minor
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    $120.00
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Instruments of another time

The Lute

The European lute is featured in instrumental music from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque periods. There is evidence of the lute in Europe as early as the 12th century, but it really became popular in the 15th century, falling out of use around 1800.

The lute enjoyed a revival with the early music movement of the twentieth century, and has grown in popularity.

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The Lyre

The lyre is a string instrument that dates back to 1400 BC in Greece, known for its use in Greek classical antiquity and later periods.

The lyre is similar in appearance to a small harp but with distinct differences. In organology, lyre is defined as a "yoke lute", being a lute in which the strings are attached to a yoke that lies in the same plane as the sound-table and consists of two arms and a cross-bar.

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The Psaltery

The psaltery of Ancient Greece is a harp-like stringed instrument.

The word psaltery derives from the Ancient Greek ψαλτήριον (psaltḗrion), and that from the verb ψάλλω (psállō), "to touch sharply, to pluck, pull, twitch"

The psaltery was originally made from wood, and relied on natural acoustics for
sound production.

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About Us

Status Minor is the newest musical instrument specialist on the web. We are passionate about all musical instruments and eras from the Lute to the Flute. Status Minor is run by professional musicians with over 20 years in the industry procuring, manufacturing and shipping the best instruments available online today. 

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