Bruno Lyra

My Bruno Lyra

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It has fluorocarbon Strings and is tuned g~C~E~A





Bruno Lyra

What I have invited is a 1920's Bruno Lyra which may well have been made by the original New Jersey Oscar Schmidt Co. (well that is what I am hoping for as I don't have any Oscar Schmidt Ukuleles at the Corner yet)

Now it's here, the Lyra is in immaculate condition given its greater age. The neck is tight, all of the frets are there, even the 12th, the bridge is firm and there is no splitting of any seams. Nor are there any cracks; not even any bad scratches! I think it is probably made of birch and just stained to look darker, but it has come up beautifully with a polish. It came with one old gut string and one push tuning peg but I've quickly got rid of those and put some nice new steel friction tuners on, (they look the part other than the cross head screws). And the biggest question? Well its certainly not Regal, Harmony, or any of the other big Chicago makers, not with those chunky braces, (or the bridge, or the headstock), but I would like to see some more Oscar Schmidt's of this sort of tongueless, one piece backed but maked up level of Oscar Schmidt before I could say 100%