Hurdy Gurdies by George & Anwyn Leverett
The Full Monty
"I keep meaning to write to let you know how wonderful the gurdy is! Thank you, thank you, thank you...I truly love it.
It is beautiful." more...
Jennifer M., Montpelier, Vermont
Description & Features:
The best of the best...this one has it all! The 'Full Monty' goes way beyond a traditional hurdy
gurdy-it's a truly modern electric/acoustic instrument with every possible option & feature included as standard.
Any feature you could find on any hurdy gurdy anywhere is in here, plus a few of our own innovations!
dynamic, sweet, resonant, and it plays like butter! If you're looking for a beautifully crafted, full featured hurdy gurdy
that can do it all, this is the instrument for you.
* 10 strings standard:
4 melody strings - two
of them set up in the octave g/c tuning,
set up in the octave d/g tuning
3 trompettes (a.k.a. the 'dog'/the 'chien') -
tuned to c, e, & g
3 low drones - tuned to c, e, & g (tuned an octave below trompettes)
NOTE: each string can be turned on/off independently of each other, so this
gives maximum flexibility with registers & key signatures
Full set of 6 Drone Capos
*Capo for the
melody strings- Our own innovation which allows you to raise pitch of all melody strings by a full step without retuning.
* Fully chromatic keychest
* Sitka Spruce soundboard, select curly Maple body
*You choose color!
Pictured above (top of page) is brown with black accents, but we also offer blue, red, purple, or green.
* Our beautiful decorative grillwork pattern, cut into keychest lid .
Choose your own color- brown, blue, red, purple, or green!
*Fretboard-built in under low drones- you can pluck your low drones for bass lines, looping, etc. Or, you can use
the wheel and play it simple cello parts on your drones.
*Electronics package - volume control for
each bridge, built in 4 band graphic e.q. with q (sweepable midrange), notch filter, phase shift, and electronic tuner.
there a feature you want but don't see here? We probably include it even though it's not listed. Feel free to drop us
an email for more specific info.
Pictured- our custom dragon headstock
Buy with confidence-
1 year warranty
We provide a one year warrantee with all our hurdy gurdies,
but we build them to last a lifetime.
Custom hard case
for sympathetic strings
See features list to the left for full details
Our Lesson Book
"Getting Started on The Hurdy Gurdy"
George & Anwyn Leverett
Cotton & Rosin for the Strings
Spare Dogs &
(just in case...)