Chinook model Hurdy-gurdy
A more traditional production model
The Chinook model is a mix of modern styling, modern engineered materials, and a more traditional body shape. This production instrument is reliable and completely adjustable, with some special features that make it ideal for playing in almost any climate or environment. As a production model, this instrument is not available with any customization, but is available much more quickly than our custom instruments (weeks or months instead of years).
Here's a sample of one of the Chinook: Chinook
sample. The first sounds are the strings being engaged on the wheel,
after which Cali plays a Breton dance tune called "Kig Ha Farz",
which is played for dancing an an dro. This instrument is tuned
in D, but with the chanters an octave lower than is standard for a D/G
Chromatic keybox - 24 keys arranged in two rows similar to a
Includes:DVD: The Care and Feeding of your Volksgurdy
Accessories - Rosin, cotton, strap and tools
Soft case - Made of Cordura, specially fitted to the instrument
For details on these features and options, and especially to learn more about the option of upgrading this instrument from three strings to five strings, see the Chinook Options
For the base price on this model and prices on the options, see the pricelist.
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