Introducing Hurdy-Gurdy, a Ugears newest creation that is completely different from all the previous models. It’s not a vehicle, or a nifty knickknack, or even a mini town. Hurdy-Gurdy is the actual string musical instrument: The world’s first wooden fully-functioning mechanical model that is all-in-one, a model for assembly, a puzzle, a toy and a completely functioning musical instrument. The idea of creating Hurdy-Gurdy takes us back to 16th century France, where this organistrum started its journey. This model is an exact replica of medieval French instrument, however unlike its original, Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy features intricately detailed exquisite decor, that makes this model not only an instrument, but an esthetically pleasing work of fine craftsmanship.
HOW UGEARS HURDY-GURDY WORKS
With this model its easy to play dancing melodies, from folk to modern. To get the music flowing, the player just needs to crank the handle with one hand while using fingers on the other hand to push the wooden buttons. We included some tablature with each kit to set off a good start.
Weight: 3 lbs
Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 8 in
Number of parts: 292
Estimated time of assembly: 4-8 hours
Assembled size: 15,7"x6.5"x8,7" (40*16,5*22 cm)
Difficulty level: Hard, Intermediate
Tools and materials: Made of high quality plywood; assembly requires no glue or cutting
Recommended Age: 14+