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Kit Review: Musicmaker’s Hurdy-Gurdy

Kit Review: Musicmaker's Hurdy-Gurdy

Reviewed by John Calkin

Originally published in American Lutherie #66, 2001 and Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Six, 2013

from Musicmaker’s Kits

Imagine the following scene played out in some Medieval dialect. The inventor of the hurdy-gurdy proudly shows his new gizmo to his wife. She puzzles over it for a moment.

“What’s this, Joachim? Another Noah’s Ark toy?”

“No, Lambchop, it’s a mechanical fiddle. It makes music.”

“Hah! Good one! No, really. What the hell is it?”

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