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Commander Spock plays a lute in 2266.

A ka'athyra (also known as a Vulcan lute, Vulcan lyre, or lytherette) was a musical instrument originating from Vulcan.

Spock was an accomplished ka'athyra player. (TOS episode: "Charlie X", et al) He was given his instrument by his father, Sarek, and found transposing music from other worlds to be performed on the ka'athyra to be a compelling logical exercise. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Forge)

Vulcan lute was taught at the Tenaran Music Academy, and played by both Joran Dax and Temzia Nirenn. (DS9 short story: "Allegro Ouroboros in D Minor")

Dr. Jennifer Almieri was once given a ka'athyra as a gift. It is unclear whether she in fact played the instrument. (CoE eBook: Ghost)

Other ka'athyra players of note include:

The Vulcan language name for this instrument was first revealed in the novel Dwellers in the Crucible.


This article uses material from the "Ka'athyra" article on the Memory-beta wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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