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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