This style of hurdy gurdy is inspired by the instruments made by Pimpard in France in the 19th Century. The woods used are flamed maple with ebony veneer, soundboard of spruce, with traditional purfling around the edge of the soundboard in holly or maple, and ebony.
It has a carved head and has been fitted with machine heads. A pierced scroll can be used instead of the carved head, and friction pegs instead of machine heads.
Chromatic over two octaves, six strings, four sympathetic strings, tuned G/C or D/G.
Price from £1950.