A Tale of Two Bouzoukis

Greg Engle/ December 28, 2015/ Instruments and Stuff

The Irish bouzouki is a relatively new instrument, dating to the 1970s. It’s a variation on the traditional Greek bouzouki with a flat rather than rounded back and four courses of two strings each, with the two strings in each course often¬†tuned in unison (my preference) rather than an octave apart. The most popular tunings for Irish bouzouki are GDAE

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