GALLERY: Guitar Heroes – Legendary Craftsmen from
Luigi Mozzani Harp Guitar, circa 1915
This interesting looking “chitarra-lyra,” or lyre guitar, was built by Mozzani in Italy. His designs were inspired by German builder Friedrich Schenk. This instrument features open bass strings, making it more of a harp guitar than a lyre guitar. It is built with a spruce top, maple back, and ebony fretboard and accents. It measures 33" long.