Renaissance style Hurdy-gurdy
Exquisite 17th century design
The Renaissance style is sometimes called the trapezoidal style, the Marchand style after the instrument in the Brussels Conservatoire, or the Henri III style after the highly decorated hurdy-gurdy of this design in the Paris Conservatoire. The design is older than the guitar-shaped and lutebacked instruments that were developed in the early 18th century.
This version of the instrument has a considerably richer sound than those we have heard built by other makers, owing to a modernized bracing system. It has locking metal tangents and a modern composite wheel which reduce its sensitivity to changes in temperature and humidity.
Standard Features:Chromatic keybox - 24 keys arranged in two rows similar to a piano keyboard
Six strings - two chanters (melody strings) and four drones
Trompette - with the chien (dog) used for rhythmic accompaniment
Curved soundboard - with laser cut soundhole
Traditional friction pegs
Includes:DVD: The Care and Feeding of your Volksgurdy
Accessories - Rosin, cotton, strap, tools and Tourne à Gauche
- Easy-to-read LED display built into the keybox
For details on these features and additional options, see the Renaissance Options
For the base price on this model and prices on the options, see the pricelist.
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