Item no .: 70030
Number of components: 292
Setup time: 4-5 hours
Model size: 40 x 16.5 x 22 cm
The hurdy-gurdy, which in English usageHurdy-Gurdy is called, is a stringed instrument whose strings are integrated by aRotating mechanism be set in vibration. The traditional instrument is thus modeled on a box lyre. The oldest evidence for this widespread church instrument dates back to the 10th century and has been handed down to this day in the form of the organistrum.
In connection with steampunk, a postmodern current of retrofuturism, the brand manufacturer UGEARS presents its own concept of this melodious playing style and lets it sound in the highest tones in a form-related manner. The UGEARS models are therefore objects of art and objects of art at the same time, which bring to light the mechanism of string playing. For this purpose, a rotary movement is triggered with a crank as a handle, the technical know-how of which can be tracked down to the sound oscillation. The 292-piece wooden model is therefore a rarity and still life in one that thee octave the hurdy-gurdy with totalsix different tones equipped. The openwork surface is richly decorated and offers the music enthusiast a deep insight into the birth of sound.