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Options
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Description & Features:
This delightful instrument is a fusion of medieval stylings and modern playability. The Aquitaine has a balanced full tone, powerful enough to keep up with any jam session.  Best of all, we designed it to be adaptable to a variety of player's needs- for instance our stock model has 5 strings, but it can be customized to have more, or less depending on your budget & needs.
 
If you're new to hurdy gurdies, you'll never want for sonic range with the Aquitaine. While you're at it, check out 'Options' to the right.    If you're an experienced player with something specific in mind , the Aquitaine can be customized for your needs, just drop us an email to have us create one for you. 
Features (click on items below for more information):
 
* 5 strings–  2 melody strings & 3 drones (gut)
(standard model)
* trompette / chien /buzzing bridge (the “dog”)
* Fully  chromatic with 2 octave range-23 Keys
* Adjustable bridges
* 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
* Sitka Spruce soundboard
* NEW FEATURE- remote on / off switches
* All hardwood construction for best possible tone
* Beautiful 'vine' soundholes standard, or if you like, we can substitute another design.
* Fully adjustable tangents & split nut
* 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.
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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.
Price:  $1,795.00
About our prices (click here...)
 
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"The gurdy arrived a couple of days ago and it is a true delight.  Beautiful to look at, ravishing to hear, exciting to play... A lovely instrument, good for both ensemble playing and solo performance.  Thanks again."  
Rob C.,  Glendale, California more...
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QUESTION:    What's the difference between the Aquitaine and the 'Merry Wood'  model'? (besides how it looks). Why the price difference?
 
ANSWER: The 'Aquitaine' comes with an included soft case, our 'Marshall plate' and metal tangents, and the remote on/off switches for the strings.   If you want a 'Merry Wood' with these extra features, we can do that! The price would then be the same as the 'Aquitaine' ($1,795.00)
 
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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"Getting Started on The Hurdy Gurdy"
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Hurdy Gurdies by George & Anwyn Leverett
 541-596-2006