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Baroque guitar style Hurdy-gurdy

Classic design in the style of the Mirecourt and Parisian masters

Baroque Guitar-Style Hurdy Gurdy

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


  DVD: The Care and Feeding of your Volksgurdy
  Accessories - Rosin, cotton, strap and Tourne à Gauche (with friction pegs)

Options include:

  Electronic tuner - Easy-to-read LED display built into the keybox
  Sympathetic strings
  Custom inlay and carving
  Custom select materials
  Soft case - Made of Cordura, specially fitted to the instrument

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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