The hurdy gurdy is an enchanting instrument that hails from the Middle Ages. The player turns a hand crank to spin a wheel which, in turn, vibrates all four strings, simultaneously. There are two drone strings (the pitch doesn't change) and two melody strings which change pitch according to the button that's being pressed.
Our hurdy gurdy has a diatonic scale that covers 1-1/2 octaves.
This is our most challenging woodworking project. It contains a few memorable moments. The good news is that Musicmakers is available to answer any and all questions that might come up during this process. We designed the kit and wrote the directions. You won't find a more helpful staff!