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Modern Hurdy-Gurdies II

Novello Classico


Novello Classico

A hat which is normal gives the world its permanence, that which is unusal, its value.

Oscar Wilde

This new development of this Novello Classico hurdy gurdy optimally combines the matured technology of the 19th century with creative elements of design from the 20th century. In spite of its relatively small body, it has a large sonority that carries, with a pervasive melody and a mellow foundation for the drones. The shell is in three parts and gives an optimal fit for playing in a seated position.

Sound Sample 1 (Microphone):Valentin Clastrier: Ile flottante (fragments), played by: Riccardo Delfino, Duration 1:12 min, Format:524 kB QuickTime Movie
Sound Sample 2 (Pickup):Valentin Clastrier: Ile flottante (fragments), played by: Riccardo Delfino, Duration 1:12 min, Format:524 kB QuickTime Movie


Normal 2x 1x Trumpet string 3x Bordun Measure: 35cm 15 Whole notes 9 Semi notes Tuning: C 6 Sympathetic strings Wood: F/P Nitro Lacquer Getriebe Patented belt holder
Special manufacture 3x Melodie 2x Trumpet string 4x Bordun 10 Semi notes Tuning: vario bis zu 12 Resonazsaiten Wood: A/P Wood: F/A Wood: A/A Bridge system String lifter Grifbrett
Pickup-systems Pre-amplifier