We are now offering Nerdy Gurdies for sale, but you can also build your own. The design is unconventional: it was designed from scratch to be able to build a Hurdy Gurdy with an acceptable sound, for a very good price. Therefor the construction method is in many ways different from traditional instruments. It does however sound quite good, and it is very playable. And because of the material and the method of construction it is very stable. New players will still need to acquaint themselves with the proper application of rosin to the wheel, and cotton to the strings: this has a major influence on a gurdy’s sound. But there are many tutorials online, if you don’t have experienced players who can teach you.
We offer the following options:
Completed instrument(Currently not taking new orders.)
- A kit, to build your own (including a finished wheel): EUR 300
- Download the files, and make your own parts (you can not sell these): Thingiverse
The tuning is standard in G/C, but let us know if you want another tuning. Alternatively you can ask us to leave out the strings, and you can use your favorites.
To order: send us an e-mail with your contact details, and we’ll let you know when we can deliver your instrument or kit and what the shipping costs are. After payment of the invoice it will be shipped. Usually we can ship within 3 weeks, depending on the number of orders.
Jaap and Fay Brand