DdO:) MOST POPULAR RE-PINS - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/instruments-for-joy - INSTRUMENTS FOR JOY. Beautiful classical stringed instrument LYRE MANDOLIN. 2 wood tones and glossy finish - RESEARCH Frets .com: Name is from having similar strings to harps. GIBSON Mandolin GUITAR Manufacturing Company made these before 1910. Higher grade Gibson mandolins had friction pegs like this; cheaper models had gears. Often cedar top; walnut back & sides; figured maple neck.