UPDATE (27 November): THREE-DAY SALE AT SPECIAL PRICING ON EBAY – Video Hurdy Gurdy C 1993 Jean Claude Boudet Lute Back Vielle à Roue Drehleier | eBay
-- text from craigslits (i am not the owner) --
Lute-back Hurdy Gurdy by Jean-Claude Boudet, made in 1993.
I am the second owner. This instrument was made for a local musician who picked it up from Mr. Boudet in France. [owner] purchased it from her in 2008.
Beautiful woods on the body (I do not know the names of the woods).
Carved figurehead of a woman.
Cross-hatched fields on the pegbox.
Incised decoration on the keyboard.
Marked: Boudet Jean-Claude Jenzat Allier
Two chanterelles and four drones (gros bourdon, petite bourdon, mouche, and trompette.)
Four sympathetic strings.
Chromatic two-octave range (G-F).
Geared tuners make tuning a complete breeze.
Keys are wood and bone.
Dark wood and light wood and bone purfling with a red inner band.
Beautiful floral marquetry on the bottom of the body, where the crank inserts.
Plays wonderfully. Intonation is set very well.
Strung and tuned for C/G.
Has integral strap buttons. Comes with a strong leather waist strap.
Includes a hard-sided wheeled suitcase that makes a great case.
Some light signs of wear, including some light marks to the table, some light loss of finish on the keybox cover near the head, and buckle-rash on the back. The action is smooth, fast, and comfortable.
Local pick up only (located in Alameda).
many more photos on the craigslist page >
Boudet Lute Back C/G Hurdy Gurdy 1993 Excellent Cond.
(27 November): THREE-DAY SALE AT SPECIAL PRICING ON EBAY – Video Hurdy Gurdy C 1993 Jean Claude Boudet Lute Back Vielle à Roue Drehleier | eBay