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.
on items below for more information):
* 5 strings– 2 melody strings & 3 drones (gut)
trompette / chien /buzzing bridge (the “dog”)
* Fully chromatic with 2 octave range-23 Keys
* Gut strings
* Geared tuners
are standard for ease of tuning
* Sitka Spruce soundboard
* All hardwood construction for best
* Fully adjustable tangents
& split nut
* Removeable handle
* Our decorative 'checkerboard' wheel (which is also removable)
* and too much more to list
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 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,
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)
you want to compare our different models of Hurdy Gurdies? Visit our Comparison page.
(for sympathetic strings, if ordered)
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