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Symphony

Es: Sinfonía, Med. Fr: Chyfoine, De: Kastenleier
     
  RWC Finished & Kit Symphony  
  RWC Finished & Kit Symphony  

The symphony is one of the earliest examples of a 'wheel-bowed' instrument, the best known of which is the hurdy gurdy.

Like the hurdy gurdy it is played by turning a rosined wheel which touches the strings causing them to vibrate whilst the different notes are produced by depressing keys which stop the strings at different positions.

But the symphony's wheel is much smaller as it is totally enclosed within the rectangular body of the instrument. The body also acts as the tangent box and houses the soundboard and strings making the symphony an extremely compact instrument.

The symphony produces a quiet melodic sound entirely suitable for indoor playing and vocal accompaniment.

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RWC Symphony

  RWC Finished & Kit Symphony  
  RWC Finished & Kit Symphony  

The mediaeval pattern chosen for the Renaissance Workshop Company symphony is based on 14th Century iconography and has one melody string (g) set to a diatonic scale and two drones (D / G).

The tangents have been cleverly arranged so that different tuning modes can be set within the diatonic scaling.

Each instrument is entirely hand built by 'in-house' experienced craftsmen to special order in our own workshops in Toledo (Spain) to the highest standard of craftsmanship. They come with 12 months warranty and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on setting up, playing and maintenance.

A simple hard case is available as an optional extra if required.

 

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Symphony Kit

 
RWC Finished & Kit Symphony
 
  RWC Finished & Kit Symphony  

The same instrument is offered in kit form for home assembly.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on construction, setting up, playing and maintenance.

To ensure success, even for the first time builder, each kit includes:
A fully dimensioned life-size drawing and working template,
A manual with clear and concise step-by-step full assembly instructions.
A set of photographs illustrating further each stage.

The simplest of all the wheel-bowed family to build and ideal for the first time kit builder.

Our kit includes a fully dimensioned plan, step-by-step photographs and a detailed instruction manual.

The parts for the body are made from solid cherry and the sides are pre-slotted to ensure complete accuracy of scaling even for the first time builder. Beech tangents and Swiss pine soundboard, a brass handle and a set of gut strings complete this fascinating kit.

For an small extra price you can choose to have the lid pattern already pre-cut.

 

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Symphony Technical Plan

  RWC Finished & Kit Symphony  
  RWC Finished & Kit Symphony  

You can make the same Symphony from scratch, following detailed step-by-step instructions through the construction process in a clear and concise manner.

A fully dimensioned life-size drawing with templates and a set of photographs illustrate each stage.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on construction, setting up, playing and maintenance.

This icon indicates that you can choose between the hard copy of the documents sent by postal mail, or the downloadable electronic files, in pdf format to your computer. In order to view and print the pdf files, you need the free 'Acrobat Reader' program installed in your computer. Life-size drawings require large printers. Electronic documents have a reduced price, don't have shipping costs, but are non-refundable.

 

 

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Symphony Accessories and Spare Parts

 
RWC Finished & Kit Symphony
 
  RWC Finished & Kit Symphony  

 

 

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Symphony Availability and delivery time

Not all of the items listed on our site are available immediately. Products without a reference nor a price are rarely available for quick dispatch. If you are interested in them, please contact us.

We publish standard availability, which means that this product usually ships in that time since it has been ordered. But at the specific time of your order, that interval can be longer or smaller depending on many production factors.  In addition, you still will have to wait for your product to arrive (delivery time). [More info about availability & delivery dates]

  Finished Instrument   Three months  
  Kit   Three weeks  
  Drawing   Three days  
 

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Symphony Configuration, References and Prices

   

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Price [1]

 
  Symphony - 3 string
  Finished Instrument                
    Symphony - 3 string   F-SY   Finished   818.68  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Symphony - 3 string without pre-cut lid pattern   K-SY   Kit   381.23  RWC  
    Symphony - 3 string with pre-cut lid pattern   K-SYL   Kit   408.62  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Symphony - 3 string   P-SY   Plan   57.83  RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
    Stringing set   S-SY-S   Set      RWC  
                   

[1] Price, Payment and Ordering Information

Prices and Exchange rates
All published prices are exclusive of VAT and shipping costs. They are shown in RWC.
The following exchange rates are valid on April 12th, 2019. See other conditions

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1 RWC= 1.501
GBP
1.648
EUR
1.962
USD
219.5
JPY
2.616
CAD
2.741
AUD
1.964
CHF
126.2
RUB
13.16
CNY
27.40
ZAR
38.86
MXN

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