Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy 3D Puzzle Model Kit - Laser Cut Wood - 292 Parts
Discover the fun of building a 3D Puzzle Motion Model! This working musical instrument will provide hours of enjoyment after it is built.
Inspired by the art of Celtic and Scandinavian medieval craftsmen and enriched by modern-day smart engineering, UGears presents the Hurdy-Gurdy – the world’s first mechanical musical model and a true gem of the collection. The Hurdy-Gurdy plays dancing melodies, from folk to modern, spanning the centuries from medieval times to present day.
Based on the 15th Century organistrum, an early form of the hurdy-gurdy, Ugears has created an intricately detailed, fully functional version of this medieval instrument. The finished model looks remarkably like the original 16th century hurdy-gurdy, giving it a wonderfully medieval aesthetic. The body of this attractive and educational model has a highly detailed exquisite décor crafted in a romantic style.
It’s easy to play. To start the music, the player just needs to crank the handle with one hand to kick off a drone sound from the bourdon and melody strings. Pushing the wooden buttons with the fingers of the other hand changes the pitch of the melody string, as "spring-loaded" wooden blocks essentially shorten the string. Ugears will include some musical instructions with the kit to get newbies off to a flying start.
The Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy comes with everything needed for assembly. All the pieces are precut into plywood boards and are easily removed for assembly following the detailed instructions provided. The only non-wood parts, by necessity, are the two strings that rub against the crank powered wheel and the rosin used to wax it.
Weight: 3 lbs
Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 8 in
Number of parts: 292
Assembled size: 15.7 x 6.5 x 8.7 inches (40 x 16.5 x 22 cm)
Tools and materials: Made of high-quality plywood; assembly requires no glue or cutting