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Old 07-20-2019, 06:29 AM
M Sarad M Sarad is offline
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Default Bouzouki

The real kind for Greek music...

Anyone own one?
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:31 PM
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I have one that someone gave me, canít say that I have spent much time with it.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:41 PM
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I have a 4 course Irish bouzouki. I enjoy playing it.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:18 PM
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I have a 3 course baglamas, which is the ultra-small size for Greek music. Gives a mando a run for the money in terms of volume.....itís fun. Next time we get together Iíll bring it.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:28 AM
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I had one - a Sakis - but sold it years ago when downsizing. Still have a couple of Irish-style zouks, but don't play them much these days either. (Finally realized, closing in on 60, I cant do it all )
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Old 07-25-2019, 03:54 PM
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I owned a Greek-made bouzouki for a while when I was living in Chicago. Round back, long LONG scale neck. I had bought it hoping to use it for Irish music, but never got around to that. The Greek musicians in Chicago tuned theirs like the first four strings of a guitar only tuned down one full step: C, F, A, D, low to high.

Anyway, I never got very far with it, and when I left Chicago to move to Alaska I left the bouzouki behind at the apartment of a former girlfriend. For all I know she still has it.

Iíve subsequently owned some shorter scale Irish bouzoukis/octave mandolins, three of them over the years, if I remember correctly. I made a lot more headway with those than I ever did with the genuine Greek bouzouki, but the problem Iíve always had with those instruments is that anything I can play fairly well on them I can play much, much better on one of the instruments that Iím actually good at.

So I no longer own a Greek bouzouki or the shorter scale Irish version.

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