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Thread #160905 Message #3818864
Posted By: GUEST,Some bloke
08-Nov-16 - 06:07 AM
Thread Name: Bouzouki buying advice
Subject: RE: Bouzouki buying advice
I was in a similar position the other year. I ended up "dipping in the water" with s £100 Romanian unbranded one from The Music Room in Cleckheaton on the basis of not buying an expensive one till I see how much I use it. Then trade it in. I couldn't lose that much.
Here's the odd thing. I use it a lot and whether coincidence of manufacturing tolerances or well seasoned timber (solids, not laminates and at this price..) I am not yet minded to buy anything better just yet. I had a go on a few in the trade hall at Whitby festival but none were head and shoulder above it.
I ended up buying yet another ruddy guitar instead.
Don't dismiss cheapies. Laser cutting, controlled seasoning and quality glues mean most timber instruments at the cheap end are way better than a few years ago.