Hurdy-gurdy with a neck

Mai 2019 : nouvelle fabrication, nombreuses améliorations : axe, mécanique, système de palier.
Ce nouveau modèle est équipé d’un système de débrayage des cordes en laiton et d’une facilité de positionnement du protège roue pour le réglage des cotons. Manche en noyer, fond et éclisses en pommier, table en épicéa, il existe en teinte naturelle claire ou en brun. Plusieurs options sont disponibles : des mécaniques Pegheds imitation chevilles ébène pour violon, un micro Piezzo interne, l’ajout de 7 frêtes nylon.

Sous la nouvelle série de photos, les vidéos et explications avec les anciens modèles sont toujours valables !

The video below shows the hurdy-gurdy and explains how to apply cotton to the strings.

I’m the only instrument-maker of this instrument in the world. It was inspired by the mozarabic era (10-11th century), it is a free and personal interpretation of this instrument…  It is a 6-string model (nylon strings), the tuning is CGD or GDG + 3 sympathetic strings tuned G, D or C. The neck is fretless, the fingerboard is made of walnut with frets indicators, the sound post is made of spruce. It’s all made of solid wood: there is an arched (or a carved) soundboard made of solid spruce, walnut, cherry-tree wood or apple-tree wood, the neck is made of lime-tree wood, the bridge is made of maple, the wheel cover is made of spruce, the tailpiece is made of rowan, there are Gf tuning machines, a wooden crank, a metallic axis with Teflon mechanical bearing. It’s natural varnished, and there are 2 strap buttons. There’s an optional inner piezo mic with a jack plug.

As illustrated below: the hurdy-gurdy that belonged to Michael Praetorius (this is the only documentation borrowed from a Spanish colleague that I could find for this instrument) and the various models of hurdy-gurdies made in the workshop in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009.