Stanisław Nogaj
Hurdy Gurdy Maker

I have been building hurdy-gurdies for twenty years. I am a continuator of the tradition started by my Master Stanisław Wyżykowski in 1967. I create instruments with passion, constantly searching, developing and improving my professional skills.

Individual character, exceptional depth of sound and the highest quality of materials are the features appreciated by professional musicians from many countries.

Stanisław Nogaj

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Recommendations

  • Staszek Nogaj is an artist in his profession. He built the first hurdy gurdy for me exactly according to my tips and instructions in details, with great contact and constant cooperation with me. It was a masterfully made instrument that has a soul and which surprises me every time I play. I feel like it is alive  and respond to a musician….  I thoroughly recommend him.

    Paweł Tomaszewski

    Lira, gitary w zespole Kurna Chata
  • I love Stach’s hurdy gurdys! They are amazing and each new one is absolutely incredible!

    Maciej Cierliński

    Lira Cello - Tołhaje, Yerba Mater, Czessband, Maćko Korba
  • Stach Nogaj’s instruments differentiate precision, aesthetic finish, visible search for the sonic and technical ideal, always taking into account the individual preferences of the musician. Once a primitive, traditional instrument becomes today a modern tool for the professional musicians regardless of the type of music they perform. It works well both in the traditional repertoire associated with the lyric state, as well as in rock, jazz with experimental electronics. In the master studio the old instrument receives a new life and a new perspective.

    Maciek Harna

    Orkiestra Jednej góry Matragona, KSU, Wernyhora
  • Stach’s hurdy gurdy’s are undoubtedly the best constructed instruments in Poland. Stanisław not only uses the enormous treasure of his experience gained by working with master Stanisław Wyżykowski, but also looks for new solutions based on the latest violin making techniques around the world. His persistence to build the best instruments combined along with my search for my own unique sound makes Stanisław’s instruments have a completely individual character. Technically his work meets the highest requirements while maintaining a specific and unique character. These instruments inspire – they have a soul!

    Paweł Płoskoń

    edukator, warsztaty lirnicze
  • The hurdy gurdy from Master Staszek Nogaj is my third instrument, the previous two were old historical instruments. Staszek’s hurdy gurdy (lyre) is the instrument that I am the most content and pleased with. I use it to interpret early music, as well as to play the traditional folk repertoire of itinerant singers. It is also an essential part of my worldmusic and alternative music projects. This is my favorite instrument for solo interpretation.

    High technical quality, accurate and precise aesthetics, as well as technical capabilities are criteria that fully satisfy me. I have been using the lyre almost every day for several years and it serves me perfectly. It is incredibly tuned and sounds fantastic.

     

    Michał Smetanka

  • The hurdy gurdy that Staszek created for me is definitely an instrument of my life. In my search I was looking for an instrumental companion for my voice for a long time. Lyre is with me at vocal workshops and concerts – from music reaching its roots to a rock band. It even supported the Scorpions team in Poland! And it sounded beautifully in the stadium :). What impresses me most about this particular instrument is the fact that it is absolutely contemporary – it can be found in any musical genre. It sounds deep and clear.
    Every time I take the lyre out of the case and after a slight tuning (sometimes it does not even require tuning) I can just go on stage. The whole electronics is also very well made – the instrument I have as my own has built-in 4 microphones, perfectly collecting all the strings.

    Karolina Skrzyńska

Musician

Paweł Tomaszewski

Hurdy Gurdy Guitar
Bands:
Kurna Chata
maciejcierlinski

Maciej Cierliński

Hurdy Gurdy Cello
Bands:
Yerba Mater
Czessband
Tołhaje
Maćko Korba
maciekHarna

Maciek Harna

Hurdy Gurdy Santiago

Paweł Płoskoń

Hurdy Gurdy Łezka
Bands:
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Karolina Skrzyńska

Hurdy Gurdy Guitar

Michał Smetanka

Hurdy Gurdy Guitar

Contact

Stanisław Nogaj
Stara Wieś 770
36-200 Brzozów

tel.: +48 609 034 041

email: nogaj@lirakorbowa.com