I ordered a Gypsy style Hurdy Gurdy from George. All in all I couldn't be more pleased about the instrument. The building time was
short. It took about 2 weeks to ship it to Europe, but I think most of that time was spent in the slow Norwegian costums and
postal services. In total, it took about 2 months from ordering to playing, but when you get the HG you understand why George
is a busy man. When I opened the package I was pleased with both the look of the thing, and also that you get a fine gig bag with
The instrument itself is great. Both sound and look. The craftmanship is spotless. The shipping went great. No dameges what so
ever. You could (almost) take it out and play it right away.
To sum it up the plusses are:
+ a fine looking instrument
+ a fine sounding
+ the tuning of each note is with an allan wrench, an easy and better alternative than just " a peg in a hole"
+ guitar style
tuners, keep it longer in tune
+ gig bag
+ helpful instruction booklet
+ a free cd
+ THE PRICE!!!!!!
since I come from Europe (where
history comes from) I felt a bit wierd turning to America to buy this sort of instrument (well...,they didn't even have a medieval
period ;) ) but fear not. This guy knows what he is doing! If am ever going to buy a harp one day. George would be the man.
it is back to annoy my friends and family with my playing.... Thanks again for a wonderful instrument
"It was great to meet both of you this afternoon and see your beautiful home. Thanks for creating such a beautiful instrument
for me! Hours after getting home from my trip, nothing has been unpacked except the hurdy gurdy. I've been jamming with
it and getting into an ancient part of myself with it's own sympathetic vibration. Thanks for getting me started on what is
certain to be a long and satisfying musical romance." Jeff D., Eugene, OR
"I wanted to take a few moments to let you know how much I enjoy my Hurdy-Gurdy, I am getting it really fast. I'll need more
time to learn some complex rythmics with the dog, but my fingers are getting used to the way the keys works. It is very easy
and fun to jam and improvise on the instrument. We may also be incorporating the hurdy-gurdy in my band's compositions soon!" Vincent R., Quebec, Canada
Customer Comments and Reviews
Hurdy Gurdies by George & Anwyn Leverett