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11. Old Greek 8 string bouzouki (690)  @ 300 euros new
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Old Greek 8 string bouzouki

This is an old, Greek zook from the mid 20th century. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a label which says …

Ecorda

Musical instruments

made in Greece, Thessaloniki

This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound with NO repairs. It has a 30-piece bowl back with No repairs. It has a new inlaid, slightly domed, rosewood fingerboard with 17 new brass frets, replacing a badly damaged original. The tuners, tail are originals, the bridge and tensioner new. It retains the original finish, except on the neck. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a bright rounded sound, and an easy playing action. It has the trad CFAD tuning.

Other than cleaning, I have repaired as follows… 1) replaced the old heavily damaged fingerboard, with a new inlaid rosewood one, with 17 new brass frets; 2) neck refinished after new f/b was fitted; 3) made and fitted a new bone nut; 4) made and fitted a new ebony bridge and tensioner, 5) strung and set up.

Bouzouki Specifications (In Millimetres)

Overall Length of bouzouki

1000mm

Width of bouzouki at widest point

295mm

Approx. Depth of bouzouki

155mm at bridge.

Finish

Mostly original finish, neck refinished.

Belly wood

Fair quality, book-matched, spruce top.

Scratch plate

Original t/s in good condition.

Sound hole

eccentric

Back and sides

30-piece, bowl-back, clasp and sides.

Neck and Head

Single-piece, painted neck and head, in good condition.

Fingerboard

New in rosewood, inlaid, domed, with 17 frets. New bone nut. Lots of MOP

Machine heads

Original steel and brass tuners with original buttons. All working.

Tailpiece

Original in steel with 8 string and a strap hook.

Bridge/tensioner

New ebony and bone bridge and tensioner fitted.

Scale Length Bridge to nut

Scale of 660mm

C string height at bridge

14mm

D string height at bridge

13.5mm

12th fret to bottom of C string (Action)

2.25mm

12th fret to bottom of D string (Action)

2mm

Width of fretboard at nut

35mm

Width of fretboard at widest point

50mm

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