LYRES are made in the West Country studio workshop of John Bryan, where
they are hand-crafted in selected hardwoods.
Over many years working in this field, he has developed instruments which aim to be as much 'of a piece' as possible.
They combine technical with artistic
considerations, using internal lemniscatory configurations to enhance
the sound flow within the total design.
The smaller instruments are usually
available from stock. The chromatic Lyres are made to order, at which
point customers' special wishes can be considered.
entirely of elm wood, to which healing Mercurial forces are attributed,
though sycamore, ash and other suitable hardwoods may be selected. All
instruments are polished to bring out the natural beaty of the wood.