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Thread #28992   Message #365295
Posted By: Wesley S
29-Dec-00 - 05:21 PM
Thread Name: Bouzouki - What brand is best?
Subject: RE: Help: Bouzouki - What brand is best?
Branwen - I know it's not what you are looking for but the Guitar Center across the street from The Ballpark in Arlington has a Weber octave mandolin in stock. You might try it out. My understanding is that a true bouzouki will have a longer scale than an octave mandolin by several inches. If I remember the size of your hands correctly you might find that the fingerings for bouzouki chords could be a big stretch for you. It's something to consider. I have. I've ordered an octave mandolin from Davy Stewart.