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Gold Tone BZ500 Bouzouki with case

Brand: Gold Tone

$1,199.00 $1,599.00

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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.

Neck: Mahogany
Top: Solid Spruce
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Finish: Natural Gloss
Fingerboard: Blackwood
Bridge: Ebony with Bone Intonated
Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style
Inlay: Snowflake
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Binding: Wood
Buttons: Metal
Hardware: Nickel Plated
Tailpiece: Cast
Number of Frets: 23
Nut Width: 1-1/4"Bone
Scale Length: 26-1/4"
Weight: 4 lbs.
Tuning: GDAD
Strings: .016 .016 .020 .020 .035w .016 .045w .020
Option 1: L.R. B
Hard Case: Included
Left-Handed Available: Yes

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