Description & Features:
'Moncur' is Anwyn's family name, and also a variation of 'My Heart' in French. It seems a fitting
name for such a wonderful instrument. This is a full featured hurdy gurdy with wonderful tone. It has an ample, beautiful
voice suitable for solo performance, vocal accompaniment, or jamming with other musicians. With it's full 5 octave spread, your music will
never want for sonic range.
* 6 strings 2 melody strings & 4 drones (gut)
* trompette / chien /buzzing bridge
* Fully chromatic with 2 octave range-23 Keys
* Gut strings
* Geared tuners are standard for ease of
* Top quality Sitka Spruce soundboard
* All hardwood construction for best possible tone
* Beautifully decorated body -click 'Pictures' tab above for more details
* Removeable Handle
* Our decorative
'checkerboard' wheel (which is also removable)
* and too much more to list here
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.
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the insturment you made for me is absolutely wonderful. It is a joy to play, beautiful to look
at and has provided me with many hours of enjoyment. The tone is wonderful and.... more...
Tom P., Malta MT
QUESTION: What's the difference between the "Moncur" and the Aquitaine model'? (besides how it looks). Why the price
ANSWER: The 'Moncur' comes with an extra drone string, beautiful artwork included, and a different
headstock & tuners. If you want an 'Aquitaine' with these extra features, we can do that! The price would then
be the same as the 'Moncur' ($1,995.00).
QUESTION: Is there a difference in tone?
shape of the Moncur and the additional resonating area of the soundbox make for a warmer bass & lower midrange
Do you want to compare our different models of Hurdy Gurdies?
Visit our Comparison page.
Padded Soft Case
for sympathetic strings (if ordered). See 'OPTIONS' for more
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