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Subject: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Chip2447
Date: 08 Feb 02 - 02:06 AM

Hey gang,

I've decided to take the plunge and give the bouzouki a try. The trouble is that I'm having some difficulty finding something that is gonna be satisfactory to learn on without totally bankrupting me.

I've found one in kit form for about $270 U.S. I'm not concerned about "putting it together" as I've had a little experience as a self taught luthier, basically, I'm not gonna be able to screw this guitar up any more than it already is and rebuilt it. It holds tune and plays better now than it did when it was new.

If anyone knows of any better ideas I would be grateful.

Thanks in advance...
Chip2447


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: GUEST,Mad4Mud at work
Date: 08 Feb 02 - 04:12 PM

Have you tried EBay? I briefly looked and saw several listings.


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Charcloth
Date: 08 Feb 02 - 06:29 PM

Elderly instruments & Lark of the Morning are two places you can find them. I prefer to deal with Elderly. They usualy carry a Trinity College Bouzouki for about $450. Try Hans Bouzouki page too.


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: 53
Date: 08 Feb 02 - 06:36 PM

What are they?


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: nosluap57
Date: 08 Feb 02 - 06:40 PM

Try Folk of the Wood

www.folkofthewood.com

They had a TC #375 zouk for $415 in December....


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Desdemona
Date: 08 Feb 02 - 07:05 PM

The Hobgoblin has them; some are pretty pricey, but a few are more reasonable:

http://www.hobgoblin.com/local/contfram.htm

And Bob: The bouzouki is a long necked lute developed in Greece from its Turkish roots. Originally 6 stringed, it now usually has 8 strings tuned CFAD. Irish musicians travelling in Greece picked up the bouzouki and adapted it for their use by re tuning to GDAE or GDAD. Modern makers started making them with flat backs Bouzoukis have a longer neck than mandolas, and are generally better for chords. (From the above web-site)


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: 53
Date: 08 Feb 02 - 08:15 PM

Thanks, you can learn something about music everyday.


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Feb 02 - 08:56 PM

Useful Bouzouki Site

Read the 'History' section of said site to realise that: Irish musicians travelling in Greece picked up the bouzouki and adapted it isn't entirely true...


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 08 Feb 02 - 11:34 PM

Be careful, the gubmint frowns on private citizens owning anti-tank weapons.

Wincing Devil   >;-(
How do you keep 2 Bouzouki players in tune? SHOOT ONE!


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Chip2447
Date: 10 Feb 02 - 04:28 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: jup
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 04:13 PM

I have a 12 string guitar converted to 8 strings and set up with a new nut and bridge. It is easily good enough to learn on. Andy Irvine has 2 guitar shape Bouzoukis which were specialy made for him. Jup.


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Anahootz
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 04:16 PM

Try a Paul Hathway, I have one of his Irish Bozoukis and I'm pretty happy with it...Clicky


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: GUEST,John
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 04:41 PM

Chip2447, You can check out the Cittern list at groups.yahoo.com/group/cittern/ You can post a message there or search the archives. By the way, I have a Davy Stuart 10-string that is wonderful. John


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Wesley S
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 04:47 PM

John - I have a Davy Stuart 8 string Octave Mandolin and I'll second what you have to say about his work. Great tone, easy to play, and easy to pay for. You have to wait awhile but it's worth it.


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 05:17 PM

Chip - Check this out!!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Alice
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 06:06 PM

Chip, if you are still looking, I have a friend who is selling his bouzouki. It's a Flatiron brand. Send me a personal message if you are interested in the details.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Help: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Anahootz
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 06:16 PM

This is also an option...solid wood, with case, pretty decent.


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Subject: RE: looking for a Bouzouki
From: GUEST,Also in need of an Irish Bouzouki
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 10:41 PM

Looking for a good used Irish Bouzouki would prefer a Sobell or Trillium. Anyone out there interested in parting with one??


Contact Bill
wconnel1@nycap.rr.com
posted 11-21-08


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Subject: RE: looking for a Bouzouki
From: TIA
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 11:29 PM

If you are just starting, the Trinity College (Johnson) from Elderly (or elswhere) is hard to beat for price and playability.


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Subject: RE: looking for a Bouzouki
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 07:10 PM

You can always make your own. With about $200.00 to $300.00 worth of parts from STU-MAC you can make a reasonable facsimile! I used a pre-slotted banjo 26 3/16" rosewood fretboard for it and it sounds great!


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Subject: RE: looking for a Bouzouki
From: JedMarum
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 07:57 PM

Di you try looking under the bed? When I can't find my shoes, that's normally where they are ...


;-)


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Subject: RE: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Cats
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 04:49 AM

Jon had an Oakwood given to him by his friends for his 60th birthday and it is beautiful. He's had the case for Chritmas and that is superb as well. Can't fault them for price, helpfulness, superb workmanship and fabulous sound... as well as being really nice guys on the phone


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Subject: RE: looking for a Bouzouki
From: JedMarum
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 06:12 PM

I'm sure it's my guiatr player prejudice, but I much prefer the warmer sound of the Octave Mandolin to the Bouzouki. They can be tuned and played the same - but the Octave is prettier sounding, to my ear.

I do like the 5 and 6 course zooks, though - I suppose because they have lower strings, so more low end.


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Subject: RE: looking for a Bouzouki
From: Cats
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 05:57 AM

Jed, I have to say that for some songs the Bouzouki is right and for others Jon uses his Octave mandolin and they sound right as well. I think it just depends on what you are playing and how you want it to sound.


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Subject: RE: looking for a Bouzouki
From: JedMarum
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 09:18 AM

Yes - I can see that.


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