Designed from scratch for modern and traditional playing, my Vio model Hurdy Gurdy gives great electroacoustic sound in a compact package.
Made from Mahogany, Spruce, Maple and Rosewood, this model has a middling sound – loud-ish and clear with a crisp chien, a variety of chanter sounds and a big rolling drone sound.
As standard, Vio model hurdy gurdies come with the following spec:
One of the lovely things about hurdy gurdies is the vast scope for customisation and add-ons. Different string configurations and tunings, capos, pickups/transducers, adjustable drone bridges, string disengagers, inlays and designs, colourations…
The basic configuration above is recommended for beginners, but if you want to go a step further, get in contact and let me know what you want.
If you’re interested in buying a Vio Gurdy or any of my other instruments, please do get in contact in whatever way you prefer, and we can discuss your requirements.
If you’re interested in my instruments, the best thing to do is to arrange to drop by and meet me.
I’m based in the rural town of Buckfastleigh, Devon, in the south-west of England.
Buckfastleigh is easy to find, just off the A38 in between Newton Abbot and Totnes, and about 30 minutes drive away from Exeter or Plymouth.
To order an instrument/repair, arrange a visit or just have a chat, here’s how to contact me:Barnaby John Walters, Luthier
I’m more likely to be able to answer the ‘phone if you ring between 5pm and 8pm GMT.
I usually respond to emails within a day.