Medieval Hurdy Gurdy with wood carving “Sturgeon”

5,599 $

The hurdy-gurdy is a stringed instrument that produces sound by a hand crank-turned, rosined wheel rubbing against the strings. Melodies are played on a keyboard that presses tangents—small wedges, typically made of wood—against one or more of the strings to change their pitch.

Description

Hurdy Gurdy with wood carving “Sturgeon”

Hurdy gurdies have been played since Medieval times. For centuries, hurdy gurdy players entertained everyone from royals to peasants. Hurdy gurdy making is a slow and highly technical process but we sell it from our stock and we ready to ship it in 3–5 business days.
Our instruments have fundamental differences from all modern hurdy gurdies.
First of all, it is a fundamentally different scheme of the resonator housing which makes the sound deep and voluminous.
Secondly, this is a real manual work without using power tools at the final processing.

Materials:  maple, spruce, pine, ash, birch, linden.
Lira covered with natural varnish.

Can be tuned:   F, F#.

Our  instruments are unpretentious, durable, and tenacious.

In stock

Comes with a  set of spare strings, rosin, wool for winding strings and a 3-year limited warranty.

 

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