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Roosebeck Bouzouki Sheesham Stave Body, Padded Gig Bag
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The Roosebeck four course, eight string, Greek Bouzouki is a beautiful instrument with a rich history. The fingering is the same as the higher four strings on a guitar, and the same as the fingering on a ukulele. The tuning, however, is different, the recommended being Cc Ff aa dd. The Roosebeck Greek Bouzouki has a European spruce soundboard, sheesham fingerboard, and mahogany neck. The soundboard, fingerboard, and headstock have beautifully designed custom inlays. The bowl shaped back is handcrafted of sheesham, staves. Nylon Padded Gig Bag, Extra String Set Included. Free Shipping.

The scale length is 26.25" (667mm). There is a truss rod in neck. The Bouzouki dates back to Byzantine times, and in Greece, was known as a pandura. It later became known as a tambouras, and around the 19th century evolved into the modern day bouzouki. In the 1960's, the Irish Bouzouki became popular in traditional Celtic music. The Irish Bouzouki looks a little more like a mandolin, and it is tuned differently than this traditional Greek counterpart.

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