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.
(Click on items below for more info)
* 6 strings– 2 melody strings & 4 drones
* trompette / chien /buzzing bridge (the “dog”)
* Fully chromatic with 2 octave range-23
* Gut strings
* Geared tuners are standard for ease of tuning
* Top quality Sitka Spruce soundboard
* All hardwood
construction for best possible tone
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.
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the instrument 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
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
Buy with confidence-
30 day money back guarantee
1 year warranty
We provide a one year warrantee with all our hurdy gurdies,
but we build them to last a lifetime! See our POLICIES page for more