Chris Allen & Sabina Kormylo - Luthiers
Shown below are some of the original historic instruments that we have used as detailed references for the design and construction of our own instruments.

We try very hard to reproduce as much of the original external and internal design as possible.
 
 
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Original Colson Hurdy Gurdy Mircourt c1850   Internal view of Colson Hurdy Gurdy
Colson Hurdy Gurdy - Mirecourt c1850   Internal view of Colson
 
Head detail of Colson Hurdy Gurdy   Original Colson Hurdy Gurdy Mircourt c1850
Luteback Colson Hurdy Gurdy c1850   Tail detail of luteback Colson Hurdy Gurdy
 
Original Decante Hurdy Gurdy Jenzat pre1857   Keybox detail of Decante
Decante Hurdy Gurdy - Jenzat pre1857   Keybox detail of Decante
 
Vinaccia Mandolin fretwork details   Fingerboard detail of Vinaccia Mandolin
Vinaccia Mandolin - Naples 1771   Fingerboard detail of Vinaccia
 
Pajot Hurdy Gurdy Jenzat c1883   Pimpard Cousin et Fils - Jenzat c1890
Pajot Fils Hurdy Gurdy - Jenzat 1883   Pimpard Cousin et Fils - Jenzat c1890
 
Teiffenbrucker Archlute Venice 1610   Papers found inside Tieffenbrucker Archlute
Tieffenbrucker Archlute - Venice 1610   Historic scrap paper inside Archlute
 
Nigout Hurdy Gurdy Jenzat 1891   Nigout Hurdy Gurdy details Jenzat 1891
Nigout Hurdy Gurdy - Jenzat 1891   Nigout - details of keybox
Restored by Alden & Cali Hackmann   Restored by Alden & Cali Hackmann
Colson Hurdy Gurdy - Mirecourt c1850   Germain Hurdy Gurdy - Cormoz Jan 9th 1816
 
Gurdies on sale at St Chartier  
And finally, some of our instruments on sale at St. Chartier
 
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