34. Soprano domra (548)  £130
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Old Russian 3-string soprano domra

This is an old domra, probably built in Russia. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a label, unfortunately its all in cyrillic…

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This instrument is now fully playable. The top is sound after repairs. It has a solid 9-piece bowl back no repairs. It has the original fingerboard and frets. The tuners are original. The top has been refinished. It has been restrung traditionally as a mezzo-soprano domra, BEA with string gauges .022w .016 .012. It is playing well with a light, bright sound. It has an easy action.

Other than cleaning, I have repaired as follows… 1) repaired several splits in the top; 2) renewed damaged edging; 3) refinished throughout; 4) refitted and/or replaced rosewood scratch-plates; 5) levelled and dressed frets; and 6) fitted new bone tail protector, and ebony and bone bridge.

 

Domra Specifications (In Millimetres)

Overall Length of domra

780mm

Width at widest point

310mm

Approx. Depth

140mm at bridge.

Finish

Top refinished in Tru-oil.

Belly wood

Fair quality, spruce. Nade in 3 sections. Purfling, edging in good condition.

Sound hole

Round, approx. 15mm. diameter.

Scratchplate

Raised, 3-piece in rosewood,

Back

9 -piece dome back in stained maple. No repairs

Neck and Head

Two-piece, stained, neck and head, the neck remains unfinished for a smooth action.

Sides

N/A

Fingerboard

Original in ebony. 24 original frets.

Machine heads

Original enclosed tuners, all working.

Tailpiece

3 original wooden string pins.

Bridge

New ebony and bone

Scale Length Bridge to nut

Scale of 480mm

3rd string height at bridge

11mm

1st string height at bridge

10mm

12th fret to bottom string (Action)

3mm

12th fret to top string (Action)1.5

2mm

Width of fretboard at nut

25mm

Width of fretboard at widest point

38mm

Gigbag

N/A