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Thread #14343 Message #122952
Posted By: Davey
12-Oct-99 - 10:00 AM
Thread Name: Help - Irish Bouzouki
Subject: RE: Help: Irish Bouzouki
Walt, your initial post asked specifically about a Trinity College. The other posts mentioned a number of luthiers, and while I'm sure they make excellent instruments, they may be out of your price range.. Just guessing.
I've been playing a Trinity College bouzouki for about 10 years and while it's not up to the quality that a luthier could make it has been, for me, a very playable and enjoyable instrument. Mine tends to stay in tune from session to session, has good projection, and low action. Also, the sound will vary depending on the strings you use. I'm sorry I can't tell you where they can be purchased, as I've heard (unconfirmed) that Trinity College instruments are no longer being made. I bought mine privately. I have seen a couple for sale in Toronto over the past 3-4 years for around $1,200.