This style of hurdygurdy is inspired by the instruments made by Pimpard in France in the 19th Century. The woods used are flamed maple and American walnut for the body, and a soundboard of spruce. As an option, the keybox lid, wheel cover, tailpiece and endclasp have floral motifs of pearwood inlaid into ebony veneer. The edge of the soundboard has traditional ebony and maple purfling.
Machine heads can be fitted in place of the friction pegs.
Six strings, with four sympathetic strings. Tuning in either D/G or G/C .
Price from £2300.