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Description & Features:
This delightful instrument is designed to evoke the decorative ornamentation of traditional French instruments. With it's delicately inlaid keybox lid & wheelcover, to the ornate rose art on the soundboard, keybox lid & wheel cover, this instrument is a work of art.
 
This gurdy goes beyond the traditional 6 string arrangement with an extra added chantrelle (melody string).  The sound of this instrument is incredibly dynamic, indredibly sweet, and very resonant.
 
If you're looking for a beautifully crafted, full featured instrument that goes beyond the normal feature set, this is the instrument for you.
(click on items below for more information)
 
* 7 strings standard–  3 melody strings & 4 drones (gut & composite)
* Drone Capos Full set of 4 standard
* Sympathetic strings two sets included (8 total symp. strings)
* trompette / chien /buzzing bridge (the “dog”)
* Adjustable bridges
* Fully  chromatic with 2 octave range-23 Keys
* Fully adjustable metal tangents and Marshall plate
Sitka Spruce soundboard
* NEW FEATURE- remote on / off switches standard feature  
* All hardwood construction for best possible tone
* Your choice of soundholes (see our rosettes for details)
* Included inlay & artwork-Delicately inlaid Keychest lid, wheel cover, tailpiece, & body. Beautiful rose art along the soundboard, keychest lid and wheel cover. Custom art available.
 
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.
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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.
Over the years, many of our more experienced hurdy gurdy customers commissioned us to build customized instruments with advanced feature sets to meet their needs.  We've taken the most commonly requested items and included them in the 'La Priel'. The 'La Priel' is built on the same, time tested body as our 'Moncur'.  Indeed -'La Priel de Moncur'- the Pearl of My Heart
(note from George- the spelling varies from the French because it's also Anwyn's middle name & family surname. I went with that spelling instead so as to curry favor with the Mrs.!)
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Price:  $2,845.00
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QUESTION:    What's the difference between the 'La Priel' and the 'Moncur' model'? Why the price difference?
 
ANSWER: The "La Priel" comes with a standard full set of drone capos, and two sets of sympathetic strings (these are optional items for all our other models). Plus, the La Priel comes with additional inlay,  soundboard art, and an extra/3rd chanterelle (melody string).
 
See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more
 
Do you want to compare our different models of Hurdy Gurdies?  Visit our Comparison page.
Here's what is included
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Padded Soft Case 
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Zither Wrench
(for sympathetic strings)
The Instrument
(of course!)
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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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Hurdy Gurdies by George & Anwyn Leverett
 541-596-2006