String Instruments at the Early Music Shop
Browse our early string instruments, from lutes to lyres, from harps to hurdy-gurdies… For individual strings and string sets, click here.
Lu Mi 6 string bass viol after Richard Meares ca1660 (string length 695mm).
Made from rosewood the EMS 8 string knee harp is strung in nylon and has beautiful Celtic interlace carving on both side of the soundbox.
The Mitre mini Kinnor harp has 10 nylon strings. Height 16".
EMS Oud. Played with a plectrum which was traditionally of an eagles quill.
This EMS lyre harp has 10 metal strings and a solid spruce soundboard
EMS 17 String Knee Harp
EMS Heritage 8 Course Hieber Lute with hard case - a new lute design
The EMS 19 string knee harp kit has nylon strings and has beautiful Celtic interlace carving on both side of the soundbox. The kit is essentially pre-assmbled and only requires polishing and stringing.