Blue Moon BB15E All Solid Wood Electro Acoustic Irish Bouzouki (GR33002)


Made in Romania

Originally with Turkish roots, adopted by Greeks and later into Irish folk music.

  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Solid Maple Back
  • Flat Back
  • Inlaid scratch plate
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Blue Moon BB-15E Electro Acoustic Bouzouki – Built-In Pickup/Pre-Amp

Solid spruce top, solid maple back, marquetry inlaid scratch plate. Truss rod

    Product Features

  •     Maple Bridge with Three Feet
  •     Plastic Nut
  •     A very popular starter Bouzouki, tried and trusted for many years

    Product Specifications

  •     Nut Width: 35mm
  •     Width at 12th Fret: 44mm
  •     Scale length: 660mm
  •     Body Depth: 77mm
  •     Body Width: 310mm
  •     Frets: 23
  •     Length: 950mm
  •     Includes Strings, Gauges: .011/.011, .016/.016, .023/.016, .030/.016
  •     Weight: 1.40 kg (approx)
  •     Made in: Romania

The Bouzouki is a long-necked Lute developed in Greece from its Turkish roots. Originally 6 stringed, it now usually has 8 strings tuned CFAD. It was picked up by Irish musicians travelling abroad and adapted for their use by retuning to GDAE or GDAD. Modern makers then started producing them with flat backs which made them almost identical to the octave mandola. The crucial difference is the scale length, which is longer. This can affect fingering, but also affects sound because the strings are thinner. Generally the mandolas are better at tunes, bouzoukis for accompanying, but this is not a strict rule.