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Hurdy Gurdies by George & Anwyn Leverett
 541-596-2006
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The Full Monty
Price:  $4,495.00
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"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
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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!    
 
Incredibly 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,
                                        two set up in the octave d/g tuning
                                        (click here for more info on HG tunings)
       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
 
*12 sympathetic strings (what is this? click for detailed info)
 
* Full set of 6 Drone Capos
  1 per each drone string (3 trompettes, 3 low drones).  These enable all the drones to go from their normal c, e, & g tuning up to d, f, & a.  (what is this? Click for more detailed info)
 
*Capo for the melody strings-  Our own innovation which allows you to raise pitch of all melody strings by a full step without retuning.
 
*Adjustable bridges  (click for more info) 
 
* Fully  chromatic keychest
 
* Fully adjustable metal tangents and Marshall plate  (click for more info)
 
Sitka Spruce soundboard, select curly Maple body
 
* Remote on / off switches standard feature (click for more info)
 
* Your choice of soundholes (click to see what's available)
 
*You choose color!   Pictured above (top of page) is brown with black accents, but we also offer blue, red, purple, or green.
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* Our beautiful decorative grillwork pattern, cut into keychest lid .
 
*Carved Headstock included!  Choose one of our standard designs.  On this model, headstocks are finished with a black color treatment to harmonize with instrument.  Click here to see what headstocks are available
Choose your own color- brown, blue, red, purple, or green!
hurdy gurdy carved dragon head
 
*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.
Click here for more info...
 
*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.
 
Note: Is 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.
Here's what is included
Custom hard case 
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Zither Wrench
for sympathetic strings
The Instrument
(of course!)
See features list to the left for full details
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Hurdy Gurdy Lesson Book
Our Lesson Book
"Getting Started on The Hurdy Gurdy"
by
George & Anwyn Leverett
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Cotton & Rosin for the Strings
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Spare Dogs &
Tangents
(just in case...)
Free Help
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