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Description & Features:
This box shaped model is patterned after the early medieval hurdy gurdies that were popular from 1,000 a.d. - 1,300 a.d.  It has a quieter more subtle voice, which lends nicely to medieval music or vocal accompaniment.  We revamped the old medieval design with modern enhancements (metal tangents, drone capos, and more), and turned it into the most complete hurdy gurdy package at it's price point.   Click on items in list below for more info.

4 strings– 
2 melody strings  
2 drone strings
 
Fully Chromatic!
 
Trompette / chien /the 'dog'  (buzzing bridge)
 
Your choice of decorative soundhole Rosettes 
 
Gut strings standard
 
Geared tuners
 
All hardwood construction for best possible tone. 
 
Fully adjustable tangents
 
NEW!  Now includes fully adjustable bridges
 
Hinged lid for easy access to wheel & tangents
 
NEW!  Now includes metal tangents
 
Removeable Handle
 
NEW!  Now includes soft case!
 
Click to hear sample
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.
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"The Madeline arrived today, sound and safe (seems only right to put it that way for a musical instrument!)  Naturally, it's love at first sight (and first sound).  Precisely what I was hoping for. Bravo!  Many, many thanks especially for all your patient attention to my many questions and special requests.  Thanks also for your affordability, promptness, and kindness."   Delightedly, Zzoe R., Saugerties, New York  more...
The Madeline
Price:  $1,095.00
About our prices (click here...)
QUESTION:    Why is this model so much less than your others? Why the price difference?
 
ANSWER: The box shape takes less time for us to build, hence the savings.   While this box shape is authentic to medieval era hurdy gurdies,  it's also not as loud as our other instruments, having a softer voice (after all, it's enclosed in a box!).  One important note:  because of the differing way the mechanics are put together (due to box shape)  options such as additional strings or sympathetic strings are not available for this model.
 
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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Hurdy Gurdy Lesson Book
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"Getting Started on The Hurdy Gurdy"
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George & Anwyn Leverett
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Hurdy Gurdies by George & Anwyn Leverett
 541-596-2006
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