Baroque guitar style Hurdy-gurdy
Classic design in the style of the Mirecourt and Parisian masters
The Baroque guitar style hurdy-gurdy is modeled after a baroque French
hurdy-gurdy built by Thouvenel á Mirecourt, whose work was based
on the designs developed in the early 18th century by the great luthier
Henri Bâton at the court of Versailles. This is the style used for
ensemble and solo playing, with a quieter and distinctively sweet sound.
The decoration is the traditional carved peghead and inlaid edging.
Standard Features:Chromatic keybox - 23 keys arranged in two rows, similar to a piano keyboard
Six strings - two chanters (melody strings) and four drones
Carved peghead - Detailed with the classic human head
Trompette - with the chien (or dog) used for rhythmic accompaniment
Curved soundboard - with decorative inlaid edging
Choice of friction pegs or geared tuning machines
Includes:DVD: The Care and Feeding of your Volksgurdy
Accessories - Rosin, cotton, strap and Tourne à Gauche (with friction pegs)
- Easy-to-read LED display built into the keybox
For details on these features and options, see the Baroque Options
For the base price on this model and prices on the options, see the pricelist.
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