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  1. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    Thanks to Dagger and Catmandu for your musical preferences and background. I play my Irish Bouzoukis in a range of musical genres ever since started playing them in the early 1980s.

    I use them as...
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    Re: Tuning issues - Octave Mandolin

    Very simply the Hora Instruments don't have an intonated bridge. I swapped out the simple narrow bridge on a APC B305 Irish bouzoukiand put on one one that I made. Result intonation is perfect.
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  3. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    So David what would pique your interest in Irish Bouzoukis? Instruments, good video instructions on how to play them,. Other musically genres on Greek or Irish bouzouki?

    I really enjoyed Andy...
  4. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    It is good to see that this thread has sparked some interest in Bouzoukis. I like Scott's comments that Facebook is nothing more than an embellished listserve.

    There have been some very...
  5. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    No I didn't and didn't mean to exclude you either. Surely there must be more people here playing both types of bouzoukis.
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    Re: Irish/Portuguese Bouzouki

    Back to the OP. I can confirm the following specs for the 305 and 308 bouzoukis.

    Tuning – gG DD AA DD can be set up as GG DD AA DD
    Nut width – 37 mm
    Width of Fingerboard at Neck Join: 49 mm...
  7. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    No response so far. I think this confirms my idea that they have gone. Octave mandolins and mandocellos have taken over which is fine.
  8. Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    I have noticed little if any response to Irish Bouzoukis posts. I believe now that the Irish Bouzouki Facebook Page has drawn away members from here. There are now 4300 members on that forum. One...
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    Re: Eastman MD 614

    The MD5/5 is a much better mandolin these days.

    Check out this video:


    https://youtu.be/QagXqvP7R3I
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    Re: Irish/Portuguese Bouzouki

    It a bit of an anachronism yet still in the type of cittern, mandola, or octave mandolin. He seems polite to me for the most part.
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    Re: Irish/Portuguese Bouzouki

    Hi Dagger,

    At least there is be other person here who plays Irish bouzouki / Scottish octave mandolin. Maybe Sobell's instruments should be called Scottish bouzoukis because they were taken up...
  12. Re: Which brand to pick up if i'm a big fan of classic music.

    An Eastman 504 might do the trick.
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    Re: Irish/Portuguese Bouzouki

    Are there any Irish Bouzouki players still out there on the forum or have we all gone to the Irish Bouzouki Facebook page?

    We used to have great discussions here once upon a time.
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    Re: Irish/Portuguese Bouzouki

    Here is I think an earlier version of the PTB305 Irish Bouzouki. It is an APC755 model made in 2012.

    You can hear Niilo Sirola play an hour of Irish Bouzouki music. There is a second version of...
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    Re: Irish/Portuguese Bouzouki

    I would agree with that statement. The Irish bouzouki model sounds a bit thin to me.
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    Re: Irish/Portuguese Bouzouki

    And this time I will do a review.
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    Re: Irish/Portuguese Bouzouki

    I just bought an APC PRB305 bouzouki based on my listening to music videos and my general research. I need another bouzouki in our band in Spain and decided that I was not going for another custom...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Yes great philosophy Jamie good enough is enough to keep us happy. I remember one cafe member a few years back was stricken with the idea of the perfect instrument. So much so he spent a lot of...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Part of the idea behind this thread was to make people aware that in seeking perfection in your instrument you may be missing the most important is to make the instrument sound great whatever your...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Maybe that is one of the reasons for mandolin acquisition syndrome. The imperfect player can't match the perfect or imperfect mandolin musical instrument.
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    This music Bob is one of the many traditional styles of music here in Spain. Most people outside Spain believe that there is only flamenco and even that has many different variants. For instance...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Well Bob. Interesting you should say that.

    She just ordered a citola like this one in the video made by a Spanish luthier.


    https://youtu.be/KXtBRaRZY-A

    She is into Sephardic and Mediavale...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    I turned my hands to wood spoon carving using a piece of Juglans Regia wood. Well what do you think Jim Garber and others as an example of Wabi Sabi. They are not finished yet - they are a present...
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    Re: Breedlove AM OF

    I don't feel the need for an upgrade either. I am surprised as to how good they play and sound. I have both an oval hole and a f-hole model. I use them in different ways and for different musical...
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    Re: F-hole re-enforcement

    I agree do it with Hide Glue. I have made only mandolins without gauze around the F holes. I have never had a crack develop.
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