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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 (the “dog”)
* Adjustable bridges
* Fully  chromatic with 2 octave range-23 Keys
* Gut strings
* Can accommodate either the G/C or D/G tuning (what is this?)
* Fully adjustable metal tangents and Marshall plate
* Geared tuners are standard for ease of tuning
* Top quality Sitka Spruce soundboard
* All hardwood construction for best possible tone
* NEW FEATURE- remote on / off switches
* Your Choice of Soundhole designs: Traditional 'c-hole' soundholes, 'f-hole', or rosettes
* Included artwork-Rose, Celtic, or Fruit & Vine design
* 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 warranty
We provide a one year warrantee with all our hurdy gurdies,
but we build them to last a lifetime.
The Moncur
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Price:  $1,995.00
About our prices (click here...)
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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 
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QUESTION:    What's the difference between the "Moncur" and the Aquitaine model'? (besides how it looks). Why the price difference?
 
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?
 
ANSWER:   The shape of the Moncur and the additional resonating area of the soundbox make for a warmer bass  & lower midrange response.
 
See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more
 
Do you want to compare our different models of Hurdy Gurdies?  Visit our Comparison page.
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Here's what is included
Padded Soft Case 
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Zither Wrench
for sympathetic strings (if ordered). See 'OPTIONS' for more
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