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Bosch style Hurdy-gurdy

Renaissance style for historical re-enactment

The Bosch Hurdy-Gurdy is based on the painting by Heironymous Bosch. The Bosch model dates to the 15th century, in the Renaissance style, with a dog and a single row of keys.The plans for this instrument were drawn by hurdy-gurdy master builder and player Marcello Bono. (Naked man and nun with triangle are not included.)

Standard Features:

  Modal diatonic keybox - 12 keys in a single row forming a diatonic scale with the flexibility to play in several keys.
  Five strings - two chanters (melody strings) and three drones
  Trompette - with the chien (dog) used for rhythmic accompaniment
  Curved soundboard
  Friction pegs


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


  Soft case - Made of Cordura, specially fitted to the instrument

For details on these features and options, see the Bosch Options

For the base price on this model and prices on the options, see the pricelist.




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