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    Anyone have more info on this Lyra ukulele?
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    My first thought was to ask the UU encyclopedia, second was to google, found this...
    https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/20...a-ukulele.html
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    Yeah - the brand is actually Bruno, and Lyra is the model.

    Not sure why it says 'Hawaiian Ukulele', though that may just be a bit of licence. Bruno were based in New York.
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    This is what Lardy’s database says about Lyra (Bruno).

    “Bruno was founded in 1834, in New York City. For a brief period of time during the 1830's the company was in partnership with C. F. Martin, before Martin moved to Pennsylvania.

    Bruno distributed a variety of musical instruments, including Ukuleles and Banjoleles, which were produced by all the big manufacturers like Regal and Lange. Bruno usually re branded the instruments under their own name or one of their other brand names such as Hanalei Banjuke, (launched in 1917), Maxitone, Bon Ton, Glee Club, Lyra, Dandy Line, Peach, Vernon, Conqueror (reg 1925), Ventura, and Winston. After WWII Bruno continued using a lot of these brand names but now they were put on instrument imported from places like Occupied Japan, Taiwan and even West Germany.”
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    Any ideas on value? Looks like someone put geared tuners on it, must play decent.
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