FOR SALESOLD: Two newly built Hurdy Gurdies

The first two instruments from this winter’s series are now for sale. The new design is an evolution of my previous instruments, aiming to be more compact whilst having a loud, mellow, balanced sound. The instruments fit nicely in Ritter Alto/Tenor sax bags (I’ve flown several times with this model as hand luggage without any problems).

Vio #4 for €2700 + P&P from Germany

https://youtu.be/BLZDyc99MXw

This instrument can be seen played together with a violin in this video from Folk Marathon 2016.

2x melody strings (G and g)
2x drones (C and G)
2x trompettes (C and G)
Fully chromatic two octave keyboard (including F# in the upper octave)
Height-adjustable melody string bridge
Adjustable drone bridges

Fitting capos and/or an amplification system is also possible.

Vio #5 for €3150 + P&P from Germany

https://youtu.be/ddGXaQiN97E

2x melody strings (G and g)
2x drones (C and G)
2x trompettes (C and G)
4x sympathetic strings (C, G, D, A)
4x capos (one for each drone and trompette string)
Three channel active amplification system
Fully chromatic two octave keyboard (including F# in the upper octave)
Height-adjustable melody string bridge
Adjustable drone bridges

Some more photos:

Both instruments are now sold, but I may be available for new builds over the next year, Contact me at barnaby@waterpigs.co.uk if you’re interested.

Interested? Questions? Contact me at barnaby@waterpigs.co.uk for more information.

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