Irish Bouzouki

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There are  many variations on the irish bouzouki/cittern/octave mandolin design

strings:8, 9 or 10

scale:long or short-see the dimensions tab.

tuning:(D) GDAE, (D) GDAD, (D) ADAD or similar.

soundboard:spruce or redwood.

decoration:”Modern” or “Classic” style.

Contact me if you’d like to discuss which might be best for you.

soundboard: carved, mature European spruce, (redwood available as an upgrade), aged Indian rosewood back and sides. 1908 Cuban mahogany neck, the fretboard and bridge: fine Sri Lanka ebony

Gold open gear Hipshot tuners.  The Hipshots are really well made and don’t add too much mass to the head which can be an issue with 8 and 10 string instruments.

Evo Gold fretwire.

The nut and saddle are both bone.

body width:390mm (15 3/8”)
body length: 450mm (17 3/4”)
body depth: 95mm (3 3/4”)
nut: 8st 36mm (11 3/32”) 10st 40mm (11 9/32”) or custom

scale length:
bouzouki 650mm (25 5/8”)
tuning – (D)GDAE or similar

cittern/octave mandolin 585mm (23 1/16”)
tuning – (D)GDAE or similar or high tuning – (G)DADA

mandola 515mm (20 1/4”)
tuning – (G)CGDA or similar