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Comparison Chart and Questions
 
"Moncur"
Hurdy Gurdy
"Aquitaine" 
Hurdy Gurdy
"Merry Wood" 
Hurdy Gurdy
Symphonie
Hurdy Gurdy
Range
G2 to g6
(G/C tuning) 
G2 to g6
(G/C tuning)
 G2 to g6
(G/C tuning)
C3 e6
(G/C tuning)
Keychest range
Full 2 octave
g4 to g6
Full 2 octave
g4 to g6
Full 2 octave
g4 to g6
1 octave & 6 notes
g4 to e6
Number of strings
6 strings:
2 melody, 4 drones
5 strings:
2 melody, 3 drones
5 strings:
2 melody, 3 drones
4 strings:
2 melody, 2 drones
Sympathy Strings
as an option
as an option
as an option
no
Drone Capos
as an option
as an option
as an option
no
Decorative inlay around soundboard edge
included
included
included
no
Artwork
included-choose from 3 designs, custom artwork
as an option
as an option
as an option
no
Included
Lesson Book
 yes
 yes
 yes
yes
Free help videos
yes
yes
yes
yes
Cotton & Rosin
 yes
 yes
 yes
yes
Tangents
metal with Marshall plate
metal / Marshall plate
wood
wood
Fully Chromatic
 yes
 yes
 yes
 yes
All Hardwood Construction
 yes
 yes
 yes
yes
Buzzing Bridge
a.k.a. 'the dog' / 'chien' / trompette
 yes
 yes
 yes
as an option
Strap buttons for guitar strap
 yes
 yes
 yes
yes
Padded Gig Bag
 yes
 yes
 as an option
 as an option
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The Moncur
The Merry Wood
The 'Madeline'
medieval symphonie HG
Ok, so which One Should I Get?
If you're still on the fence about what will work best for you, check out our 'Design Your Own Hurdy Gurdy' page.  It might help you sort through the options.
 
 
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