Introducing Hurdy-Gurdy, the actual string musical instrument: The world’s first wooden fully-functioning mechanical model that is all-in-one, a model for assembly, a puzzle, a toy and a completely functioning musical instrument. The idea of creating Hurdy-Gurdy takes us back to 16th century France, where this instrument started its journey. This model is an exact replica of medieval French instrument, however unlike its original, featuring intricately detailed exquisite decor, that makes this model not only an instrument, but an aesthetically pleasing work of fine craftsmanship.
With this model its easy to play dancing melodies, from folk to modern. To get the music flowing, the player just needs to crank the handle with one hand while using fingers on the other hand to push the wooden buttons. We included some tablature with each kit to set off a good start.
HURDY-GURDY DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 3 lbs
Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 8 in
Number of parts:
Estimated time of assembly:
15,7"x6.5"x8,7" (40*16,5*22 cm)
Tools and materials:
Made of high quality plywood; assembly requires no glue or cutting
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