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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 …
made in Greece, Thessaloniki
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withNO 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.
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