Hurdy-gurdies

Pimpard

19th century, lute shape
Robust and loud instruments. The laminated wheel and stainless steel shaft are removable, and are supported by silent, maintenance-free bearings. Tasmanian Blackwood back, Spruce soundboard.

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Varquain

1761, guitar shape
Smaller and quieter than the Pimpard. The laminated wheel and stainless steel shaft are removable, and are supported by silent, maintenance-free bearings. Tasmanian Blackwood back, Spruce soundboard.

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