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Gibson Lyre mandolin - photo courtesy of Gruhn Guitars
Gibson and at least a few select other builders (Calace) dabbled briefly in the lyre mandolin shape shown here.
Some of Gibson's earliest instruments contained a label that showed Orville Gibson's image superimposed over a lyre mandolin.
Not a great deal is known about these few instruments, but another Gibson lyre model was just uncovered at Gruhn Guitar in June, 2006.
Additional information and photos:
Lyre mandolin images at the Mandolin Archive
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