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.
you're looking for a beautifully crafted, full featured instrument that goes beyond the normal feature set, this is the instrument
(click on items below for more information)
* 7 strings standard 3 melody strings & 4 drones (gut &
* trompette / chien
/buzzing bridge (the dog)
* Fully chromatic with 2 octave range-23 Keys
* Sitka Spruce soundboard
* 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
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.
Buy with confidence-
1 year warrantee
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
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.!)
The La Priel
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
Do you want to compare our different models of Hurdy Gurdies?
Visit our Comparison page.
Padded Soft Case
(for sympathetic strings)
Our Lesson Book
"Getting Started on The Hurdy Gurdy"
George & Anwyn Leverett
Cotton & Rosin for the Strings
Spare Dogs &
(just in case...)
Hurdy Gurdies by George & Anwyn Leverett