This morning I am brutally murdering approximately 80 ice cream sticks for #lutherie purposes.
Just uploaded a demo of my Vio Hurdy Gurdy’s pickups: https://soundcloud.com/barnabywalters/vio-hurdy-gurdy-bouree-aurore-sand
Just realised where I’d seen the @geoloqi logo before. Hurdy Gurdies have loads of them inside:
Got a lot of good work done on the vio — much more expressive now. Looking forward to showing it off next week!
Off to the workshop to make some last minute changes to my Vio Gurdy before Chateau d’Ars!
Doing a fret dress whilst listening to Peter Gabriel. I love my job.
I demonstrate my first hurdy gurdy build: http://youtu.be/HqWbRE_aGyI
Gurdy people: know anyone who wants to get into Gurdy playing? I’m making custom gurdies from £900, with the option to rent a symphonie 1/2 price whilst I’m building.
Fitted the low G string to my Gurdy. WOAH. I have been missing out all these years. Video coming soon.
I put all the Vio Gurdy info and links in one place: http://waterpigs.co.uk/lutherie/catalogue/hurdy-gurdies/vio/
Just did a photo shoot of my latest build: My Hurdy Gurdy!
Big thanks to Neil Brook (http://www.hurdy-gurdy.org.uk/) for his Gurdy setup help!
I got the first note out of my work in progress Gurdy today. Very happy. It’ll be ready in a few days.
Nice to hear a song about luthiers! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8dFohVOJEM
Fun day with poisonous chemicals! Potassium Dichromate is particularly cool — extremely orange.
I figured out the reason my gurdy is taking so long to build: I make a mockup of it every five minutes http://flic.kr/p/bK5zyR