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Gourd bodied Hurdy-gurdies

For the last few years, I have been developing hurdy-gurdies based on using natural gourds for the bodies. This all began with a whim to build a hurdy-gourdy . I was immediately impressed by the tone, volume and projection of the first one and subsequent gurdies to the same design have proved that the concept is good.

Each instrument is unique as it must be designed around the shape of each gourd. This means that the build time is longer than that of my regular designs. I do have so much fun building them that I am not charging for the extra time involved .

I have 10 very happy customers around the world who own my "gourdies" and have found no problems with them.

The design of these is a bit radical admittedly but the instruments have proved to be light, stable and have none of the 'scratchiness' that small gurdies often have. The tone tends to be even right up the fingerboard with no key rattle problems.

This one has 3 drones, 2 chanters and trompette.Tuners are "Peghed" 4:1 gear ratio .Passive internal piezo pickup fitted.  Spruce soundboard and particularly pretty flamed maple for the keybox lid etc. Tuned D/G.
Price  1315.