Reichmann lute-back hurdy gurdy G/C

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Re: Reichmann lute-back hurdy gurdy G/C

Postby Scott Marshall » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:47 pm

I think you are meant to be looking at the crank in the shape of a nudey lady in that photograph Paul ;)
I agree that top does look like it's lifted :o
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Re: Reichmann lute-back hurdy gurdy G/C

Postby halpin_bridget » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:46 am

Hi Paul,

On the picture you refer to it's the wheel cover you can see which seemed to you to be "coming off the body" (at least I presume that's what you mean).

Kurt Reichmann offers a choice of "Mechaniken", which you have correctly translated as tuners, and traditional wooden pegheads. The "tuners" are geared tuners. Hope this clarifies things for you. If you have any other questions regarding Kurt Reichmann's website, don't hesitate to ask.

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Re: Reichmann lute-back hurdy gurdy G/C

Postby daveholland » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:20 am

Interesting - I think Paul's referring to the edge of the purfling about half an inch above where the axle penetrates the body. It *might* be a trick of the light or a reflection or a photo artefact... but it does look as though there's slight separation (1/16"??), maybe a couple of inches long, between the lighter wood of the soundboard/purfling and the darker wood where the axle and strings are mounted.

Curious.

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Re: Reichmann lute-back hurdy gurdy G/C

Postby halpin_bridget » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:18 pm

Ah, I see - I've just had another look - it does look strange :? .
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Re: Reichmann lute-back hurdy gurdy G/C

Postby Scott Marshall » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:08 pm

Bridget, it was really great to try your instrument last month at the fest, it has a good sound!
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Re: Reichmann lute-back hurdy gurdy G/C

Postby halpin_bridget » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:05 am

Cheers Scott! And now after having taken out all the keys and rubbed them and the key holes with furniture restoring polish ("Renuwell") - an idea given to me by Chris Allen - the key run really smoothly :).
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