I hope that as I continue my #lutherie career the excitement of designing an instrument and ordering the wood never wears off.
Finally got a #gurdy body design I’m happy with. Just spent 30 mins trying to persuade the printer to print it. Finally, success!
Iterating over a #gurdy with sharpies and a TV:
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!