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Gold Tone Bouzouki Mandolin - BZ1000

Gold Tone Bouzouki Mandolin - BZ1000
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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 Dnal 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. The BZ-1000 produces dramatic traditional Irish tone and is easy to play thanks to the precision setup by Gold Tone's skilled luthiers. Includes hard case.

• Buttons: Metal
• Nut Width: 1-3/8" Bone
• Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style
• Zero Glide Installed: 1
• Fingerboard: Select Wood
• Frets: 19
• Inlay: Snowflake
• Material: Mahogany
• Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
• Back & Sides: Mahogany
• Binding: Black ABS
• Bridge: Ebony
• Finish: Natural Gloss
• Hardware: Chrome plated
• Top: Solid Spruce
• Scale Length: 24-3/4"
• Weight: 4.5 lbs.
• Case: Included
• Pickup: Fishman Undersaddle with Preamp
• String Gauge: .016 .016 .020 .020 .035w .016 .045w .020
• Tuning: GDAD