Chris Allen & Sabina Kormylo - Luthiers
The Aachener Hurdy Gurdy is derived from a c1430 stone carving in Aachen Cathedral.

The keybox is extended to accommodate a two chromatic octave range with a further downward extension of a minor third.
The open chanterelles are unison A so that with the second key locked in it is a C/F instrument.
Inside the keybox the drones are D and G, the D drone having capos to play F and G.
The trompette is A with capos for C and D.
The decorative chip carving was chosen by the owner for its ancient mystic symbolism of the sun and the wheel of life.
The oil finish uses methods and materials that were common in the 15C as detailed in historic documents.
Statue in Aachen Cathedral
 
 
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Aachener Hurdy Gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo   Aachener Hurdy Gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo

Aachener Hurdy Gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo   Aachener Hurdy Gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo

Aachener Hurdy Gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo   Aachener Hurdy Gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo

Aachener Hurdy Gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo   Aachener Hurdy Gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo

Aachener Hurdy Gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo   Aachener Hurdy Gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo

 
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