A hurdy-gurdy for the road.    




Great in compactness, sound and looks.


Mahogany variant with traditional wooden tuning pegs.


( Decoration of the key -box lid  is a special request )




The same model is also available made from maple with dark inlays at the rim.


( Decoration of the key -box lid and the hole in the shape ,ebony pegs, sliding capodaster and  installation of a transducer system are  special requests )



For left-handers a special variant of  Pilgrim`s Hurdy-Gurdy:



For extra expenditure additional Euro 90,-  


Pilgrim`s  mahogany or maple variant with wooden tuning pegs (violine typ).

Basic version:


One melody string:     € 1080,- 

Two melody strings:   € 1180,- 


A different performance of



Simple and secure tuning and re-tuning – rendered possible by means of gear mechanics.

  It’s not only practical – it looks great on the Pilgrim’s Hurdy-Gurdy!



The filigree peg head -


( The holes in the shape and  sliding capodasters are  special requests )





- also improve the hurdy-gurdy’s compact construction.



Pilgrim`s  mahogany or maple variant equipped with guitar mechanics

-These mechanics offer you highly comfortable tuning for reasonable prices -

One  melody string:    € 1160,- 

Two melody strings:    € 1260,- 


Now with a new designed head 


Pilgrim hurdy-gurdy equipped with banjo mechanics.






One  melody string:  € 1190,- 

Two melody strings:  € 1290,-


Variety is the spice of my working:


Special Pilgrim`s hurdy-gurdies with dark contrasts.

It`s possible to make instruments according to individually taste.

Borders and keys made in rosewood, pegs made in ebony. 




This Pilgrim`s was made for Björn member of










Made for Stefan Dollak, Arizona, USA.


He is  member of :  



...it`s been a pleasure.  

A few sound examples (mp3)

recordered by meself in my working room with a PILGRIM HURDY-GURDY:




Hi Tom Lozano, you are a very dignified looking hurdy-gurdy owner.

Thank you for the pictures!

With best wishes, Helmut

Oberhof, August, 28th, 2008, 








Optional accessories for my hurdy-gurdies:


Bigger cello - tuning pegs ( ebony )

Violinf fine tuner for melody string/s

Lifter for melody string/s

Sliding capodaster

Screwed metal tangents (made with brass)

Violin transducer system  SHADOW SH-SV2

Banjo tuning pegs ( mechanics )

   =   9,- / apiece

   =   9,- / apiece

   =  25,- / apiece

   =  30,- / apiece

   =  2,90 / apiece  ( bei 46 Stück = 133,40 )

   =    112,-

   =    23,- / apiece





Orest wrote in a forum: 

>>> 15 June 2005 16:58:04 >>>

Does anybody know anything about the HGs made by Helmut Seibert? There are some interesting models shown on his website. They look really good, but how do they sound and how do they play?


John Lilley, GB,  replyed:

I think I may have been one of Helmuts first customers outside of Germany, looking for a budget HG I chanced upon Helmuts website and thought wow these are different, most other sites I found made copies of French style luteback and guitar shaped HGs some offering a teardrop style budget model. After a little deliberation I ordered his Pilgerleier model, Helmut sent me photo's of the building progress which is a nice touch and keeps one excited about the prospect of finally becoming a HG owner/player! When my Pilgerleier arrived, it played strait out of the packaging and despite being shipped from Germany to England was still in tune & what wonderful workmanship, wherever I go with it, it attracts a grate deal of attention [ever from other players]. I would whole heartedly recommend Helmuts craftsmanship & commend him on his flair for innovative experimental design's.



Several friends of the Pilgerleier.


Ansgar Halfkann mit PilgerleierAnsgar Halfkann






John Lilley with Pilgerleier

John Lilley, London, GB 


Anja Pralle, Finkenwerder

Die gefallenen Engel






Gordon Stahl from

RUNA - Medieval Folk Music


Citation of his website:

   " Slowly our equipment will be complet. Since any weeks now Gordon  has his hurdy gurdy from Helmut Seibert, which is equipped with a transducer system, which works very well..."


On the road to Santiago de Compostela.



What do a hurdy-gurdy and the pilgrims’ path to Santiago de Compostela have in common?

  Above the portal of the Pilgrims’ Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain relief displaying two instrumentalists can be seen: they are playing a hurdy-gurdy (or rather an organistrum, an early variant of the hurdy-gurdy).

 This oldest European depiction of a hurdy-gurdy proves that this instrument played an important role in sacral music even about a thousand years ago.

  Only as centuries passed the hurdy-gurdy developed from a courtly instrument to an instrument played by farmers, beggars, goliards and folk-musicians and finally to its present form of appearance.


Everyone interested in the pilgrims’ paths should follow this link:

  www.jakobus-info.de (in German).  







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