Gold Tone Irish Bouzouki Mandolin w/ Hardshell Case



Gold Tone Irish Bouzouki Mandolin w/ Hardshell Case

SKU: BZ-500

S/N: 22206058

The Irish bouzouki (or cittern) Is a versatile instrument that can be tuned many ways (GDAD, GDAE, ADAD, and CFAD). It likely first appeared in 1969 when Irish musician Dónal Lunny was given a Greek bouzouki by a friend. Being left-handed, Lunny reversed the strings and mounted them in unison, changing the character of the instrument. This modified bouzouki became fully integrated into Irish folk music when Lunny popularized it in his band, Planxty, in 1972. Our BZ-500 is set up with octave strings for the third and fourth courses and unison strings for the first and second courses. It produces dramatic traditional Irish tone and is easy to play thanks to the precision setup by Gold Tone's skilled luthiers. Includes hard shell case. Available as left-handed model.


Buttons: Metal

Nut Width: 1-3/8" ZeroGlide Nut

Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style


Fingerboard: Rosewood

Frets: 23

Inlay: Snowflake

Material: Mahogany

Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable


Back & Sides: Mahogany

Bridge: Adjustable Ebony Bridge

Finish: Natural / High Gloss

Hardware: Chrome Plated

Tailpiece: Mandolin Cast

Top: Solid Spruce


Scale Length: 26-1/4"

Weight: 4 lbs.


Bag: HBB (Available)

Case: Included

String Gauge: .016, .016, .018, .018, .035w, .016, .045w, .018


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