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MEDIEVAL CHIFONIE

An accurately built, very loud and nice instrument for travellers, beginners and early music players!

Wood (Timbre):
All body made of german maple and selfmade plywood (maple)

Strings:
1 chanterelles (g)
1 mouche or trompette (c)
1 grandbass (C1)

Thomastik Dominant overspun strings
Carbon nylon strings for the others

Keys
Full chromatic scale from g’ to g” (except the highest 4 keys: d/e-flat/f/g)

Pegs:
Indian wood

Extras:
Black nylon case, Black leather belt.

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RENAISSANCE HURDY GURDY

Renaissance hurdy gurdy inspired by Jacques Callot’s drawing of the “Capitano di Baroni” (captain of the barony) from 1622.

Wood (Timbre):
All body made of german maple and mahogany from Honduras, some parts are from Indian ebony and metal.

Strings:
2 chanterelles (g-g’)
2 mouche (c-g)
1 trompette (c)
1 grandbass (C1)
12 resonant strings (c-c’)

Thomastik Dominant overspun strings
Carbon nylon strings for the others
Bronze for the resonant strings

Keys
Full chromatic scale from g’ to g” (except the highest 4 keys: d/e-flat/f/g)

Pegs:
Schaller banjo pegs

Extras:
Black nylon case, Black leather belt.

Wheel
A specially built wooden wheel with a maple hoop making the friction absolutely smooth.
The shaft is fixed with 2 German made (highest quality) pivot bearings.

Shipping is free to Austria, South Germany, Belgium and to the U.K.


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ANGELICK HURDY GURDY

I was basically inspired by Gaudenzio Ferrari’s monumental fresco. Among the 116 angels he depicted there is one hurdy-gurdy player with a very rare form of the instrument. This “ghironda angelico” looks like a small organistrum with a renaissance keyboard. My aim was to make a perfect renaissance hurdy-gurdy ornamented with the authentic period patterns and build with the best playable components.

Gaudenzio Ferrari (c. 1471 – January 11, 1546) was a Northern Italian painter and sculptor of the Renaissance. His painting shows the overlap of Milanese realism and Venetian colorism. The Sanctuary of Saronno was built up after the miracle of the garrison of a certain Pedretto, who was hard ill, in the 1460-1462. At the beginning there was only a little chapel with the statue of Our Lady, but after the miracle many pilgrims came to this chapel, and it was necessary to make the building bigger.

Between 1511 and 1516 the church tower was built, designed by Paolo della Porta, a famous architect who also worked in S. Pietro in Rome. Gaudenzio Ferrari designed and realized the scenography of the sky which houses the Virgin Ascending Heaven In 1535.

Gaudenzio was born at Valduggia in the Valsesia in the Duchy of Milan. Valduggia is now in the Province of Vercelli in Piedmont. He is said to have first learned the art of painting at Vercelli from Gerolamo Giovenone. He subsequently studied in Milan, in the school of the Cathedral artisan Stefano Scotto, and perhaps also in that
of Bernardino Luini. He died in Milan.

Strings:
2 Chanterelles (g’-g’) carbon
1 Bass (C) gut overspun with silver
1 Trompette (c) carbon

Wood (Timber)
Body is made of big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla, tropical hardwood from Honduras).
Top, wheel, keys and bridges are all made of maple (resonant hardwood from Schwarzwald, Germany)
Inlays, wheel-cover and buttons are made of African black wood (Dalbergia melanoxylon solid and veneer from Senegal)
Pegs are made of Acacia (Akácfa from Hungary)

Keys
Full chromatic scale from g’ to g” (except the highest 4 keys: d/e-flat/f/g)

Wheel
A specially built wooden wheel with a maple hoop making the friction absolutely smooth.
The shaft is fixed with 2 German made (highest quality) pivot bearings.