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Hurdy-Gurdy - UGears

SKU: UTG0028

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Ages 14+

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Ready to challenge yourself with a whole new element of a model building? With the clever construction of the UGears Hurdy-Gurdy musical instrument model kit, you can take music-making into your own hands. Puzzle through 292 interlocking pieces to create your masterpiece. This instrument can be a challenge for even experienced constructors, allowing for hours of creative engineering followed by an inventive musical experience.

First invented in medieval times, the hurdy-gurdy is a violin-like instrument that uses a crank and keys to produce a continuous sound. It is thought to be the first mechanical musical instrument. Evidence of hurdy-gurdy elements has been found as early as the 10th century. This instrument has been used by minstrels and bards throughout classical times, the renaissance, and even in modern music, where it continues to enchant listeners with its unique sound. The original hurdy-gurdy was popular for its ease of transportation and clear, unmistakable sound. The hurdy-gurdy is fairly simple to play, requiring merely consistent cranking and fingering to create a classic tone hearkening back to Scottish step dances and joyous festivals. It can be played by one or two people and has a number of variations to allow for musical variety.