The Nerdy Gurdy BASIC body was completely re-engineered, combining Nerdy Gurdy and Nerdyharpa experience with computer simulations. The result is a unique body structure that integrates the accoustic concept of violins into a Hurdy Gurdy body. And it sounds awesome! The sound and volume can now compete with traditional built instruments of many times the cost.
Easily adjust the pressure of your strings on the wheel, to optimize the balance and response of your instrument. Every adjustment is done with the same hex key. The adjustable bridge is 3d printed as a single piece with integrated flexures, bringing Precision Engineering principles to Hurdy Gurdy design.
With the novel bearing design, backlash on the shaft has been eliminated, thus removing any ticking or rattling noises from the shaft bearings.
The 19 key keybox is based on the proven Nerdy Gurdy design, but it is fully floating above the sound board. This has two benefits: it improves body vibrations, while preventing key noises from being amplified.
The NG BASIC has 3 strings, but capo’s extend the possibilities significantly:
– Chantarelle (G4 sythetic gut OR G3 steel-wound synthetic gut)
– Trumpet string (C4 fluor-carbon, with capo on D)
– Drone string (G2 steel-wound steel with capo on C)