Ancient Instruments by Weldon Gray
My interest in building and playing medieval instruments has been present most of my life. I have made a range of instruments from balalaikas to clarsachs and had a huge amount of fun creating Hurdy Gurdys. Even the name Hurdy Gurdy makes one smile.
However, making lutes has evolved into a real passion. Looking at the ‘Lute of Illusion’ almost makes you dizzy with the optical illusion created by using woods of different colors. The Lute I made is fashioned after the lutes of the Bosch family from the 1500’s. The original now resides in the Musée de la Musique in Paris France.