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Bouzki /Mandocello
Author: Fullmoon, Views: 879, Replies: 4

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I just bought a Bouzki (Long necked Mandolin) off my friend for £90 absolute steal!!  They are normally £250 - £350 !
Love the sound of them, sharper sound than a guitar.  Just got to learn new chords again.  Quite difficult on a small neck.
But find it so much easier to learn than the banjo with my shakes.
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#2
Nice, I only know about them through System of a Down, because Daron was emulating the sound on guitar.
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Ooh, that's what a musician named Damh the Bard uses. They're interesting, used in a lot of Greek and Irish music if I recall correctly. I'd like to get one someday.

They have a bulbous back like an oud right?
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#4
Yep, and they have doubled strings like a 12-string guitar (i.e. in octaves).
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(04-15-2016, 11:37 PM)Skyward Wrote: Ooh, that's what a musician named Damh the Bard uses. They're interesting,  used in a lot of Greek and Irish music if I recall correctly. I'd like to get one someday.

They have a bulbous back like an oud right?

DAMH THE BARD!!!!!!! Yes!!!
Some of the back are like that, I think that is more in the greek ones.  Mine is flat.  I will post some pics of it later.  It is currently at my mothers house.  

I have been learning with the guy I bought it off for about 2 months now.  He is really happy with my progression. I LOVE this instrument, almost as much as the Banjo (except I can play this haha)

And yea, 8 strings in total but together in 2 so look like 4 strings from a distance.
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