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It is said that the Balalaika embodies the Russian people’s character, with its ability to switch from happiness to sadness with ease. It is a warm, three stringed instrument with a beautiful sound and deep roots in the traditions of Russia. The Balalaika most likely evolved from the Oriental dombra, but in the later 19th century the instrument underwent a number of changes, including the adoption of the classic triangular shape. Roosebeck Balalaikas are authentic in design and crafted from quality woods by skilled artisans. It is our mission to design authentic instruments, accessible to enthusiasts who desire quality without a high price-tag.
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Roosebeck Balalaika Prima, Nylon Gig Bag Roosebeck Balalaika Prima, Nylon Gig Bag

This Roosebeck Balalaika Prima has the traditional 3 strings and measures approximately 27 inches in length. The scale length is 430 mm. The body has the classical triangular shape. The back is slightly bowed and made with alternating staves with two tones of sheesham and lacewood. The darker back contrasts with the light colored wood of the soundboard. Includes a nylon gig bag. The Balalaika strings are tuned above middle C to: A, E, E (1st-3rd). The 1st string is the thinnest, and lays over more frets than the 2nd and 3rd strings. Use a piano or electronic tuner as a reference for tuning. The tension on each tuning peg can be adjusted by tightening or loosing the screw on the top of the peg. To play, the left hand notes the strings while the index finger of the right hand strums high on the soundboard near the neck. The dark sheesham on the soundboard is decorative but also protects the soundboard from the strumming. Extra String Set & Padded Nylon Gig Bag Included. Free Shipping.

List Price: $339.00
List Price $271.00
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Roosebeck Balalaika Prima, Walnut, Nylon Gig Bag Roosebeck Balalaika Prima, Walnut, Nylon Gig Bag

This Roosebeck Balalaika Prima has the traditional 3 strings and measures approximately 27 inches in length. The scale length is 430 mm. The body has the classical triangular shape. The back is slightly bowed and made with alternating staves with two tones of sheesham and lacewood. The darker back contrasts with the light colored wood of the soundboard. Includes a nylon gig bag. The Balalaika strings are tuned above middle C to: A, E, E (1st-3rd). The 1st string is the thinnest, and lays over more frets than the 2nd and 3rd strings. Use a piano or electronic tuner as a reference for tuning. The tension on each tuning peg can be adjusted by tightening or loosing the screw on the top of the peg. To play, the left hand notes the strings while the index finger of the right hand strums high on the soundboard near the neck. The dark sheesham on the soundboard is decorative but also protects the soundboard from the strumming. Extra String Set & Padded Nylon Gig Bag Included. Free Shipping.

List Price: $339.00
List Price $271.00
(Out of Stock)
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Roosebeck Deluxe Russian Balalaika Prima Roosebeck Deluxe Russian Balalaika, Nylon Gig Bag

This Roosebeck Deluxe Balalaika Prima measures approximately 27 inches in length Rosewood back. Deluxe models feature larger Position Markers on the Fret Board, additional handcrafted designs and flush inlays. Also in our Deluxe models, the Pancer (the large Rosewood guard just below the neck) is secured by screws along the edges. . The scale length is 430 mm. The body has the classical triangular shape. The back is slightly bowed and made with stave construction of beautiful Rosewood. The Balalaika strings are tuned above middle C to: A, E, E (1st-3rd). The 1st string is the thinnest, and lays over more frets than the 2nd 3rd strings. Use a piano or electronic tuner as a reference for tuning. The tension on each tuning peg can be adjusted by tightening or loosing the screw on the top of the peg. To play, the left hand notes the strings while the index finger of the right hand strums high on the soundboard near the neck. Extra String Set & Padded Nylon Gig Bag Included. Free Shipping.

List Price: $399.00
Sale Price $319.95
25 in stock
Roosebeck Balalaika Prima Deluxe Walnut Roosebeck Deluxe Balalaika Prima, Walnut, Nylon Gig Bag

This Roosebeck Deluxe Balalaika Prima with Walnut Staves measures approximately 27 inches in length. Deluxe models feature larger Position Markers on the Fret Board, additional handcrafted designs and flush inlays. Also in our Deluxe models, the Pancer (the large Rosewood guard just below the neck) is secured by screws along the edges. . The scale length is 430 mm. The body has the classical triangular shape. The back is slightly bowed and made with stave construction of beautiful Walnut. The Balalaika strings are tuned above middle C to: A, E, E (1st-3rd). The 1st string is the thinnest, and lays over more frets than the 2nd 3rd strings. Use a piano or electronic tuner as a reference for tuning. The tension on each tuning peg can be adjusted by tightening or loosing the screw on the top of the peg. To play, the left hand notes the strings while the index finger of the right hand strums high on the soundboard near the neck. Extra String Set & Padded Nylon Gig Bag Included. Free Shipping.

List Price: $399.00
Sale Price $319.95
21 in stock
   
 
"Primo Prima Balalaika"

Flawless transaction, was kept apprised of status of my order every step of the way without a single snag of complication. The balalaika itself was packed with care and arrived in perfect condition. I took my time before reviewing the instrument as I'm learning how to play with this and initially has issues with the outer E string slipping from the bridge but this honestly was my own placement of the free floating bridge combined with learning the strumming style. After a month I can say the Roosebeck plays like a dream and will probably be the instrument I keep throughout my time learning and playing the balalaika. I cannot praise HCWI enough for there seamless services in transaction and providing quality instrument."

Jamie M.
Grandview Texas