Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in “-2” are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value.
Almost immediately after the Greek bouzouki’s initial introduction, new designs built specifically for Irish traditional music were developed. The body was widened and a flat back with straight sides replaced the round, stave-built back of the Greek bouzouki. English builder Peter Abnett, who was the first instrument maker to build a uniquely “Irish” bouzouki for Donal Lunny in 1970, developed a hybrid design with a 3-piece dished back and straight sides. All of the initial Irish bouzoukis had flat tops, but within a few years a few luthiers such as Stefan Sobell began experimenting with carved, arched tops, taking their cue from American archtop guitars and mandolins. Even so, today the overwhelming majority of builders continue to opt for flat tops and backs.
Strings: 4 courses; 8 strings (D4: .011 steel, A3: .018 steel, D3: .034 nickelwound, G2: .028 nickelwound).
Special Note: The strings put on the instruments in our workshops, while playable, are put through some rigorous testing. They should probably be replaced for improved playability, sound quality, and better tuning shortly after you receive the instrument. For your convenience we offer Roosebeck Bouzouki Strings.
- Item overall: 37″ L x 3.25″ H x 14.25″ W
- Body: 15″ L x 3″ H x 14.25″ W
- Includes Deluxe Padded Gig Bag
- Soundboard Top: Solid Spruce
- Scale Length: 25.5″