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    i bought a capek bouzouki off ebay . my summer find. i have found august on e bay is a time when there are deals some years.

    so has anyone else played a capek zouk?

    restrung it is a higher end trinity college like tone. single heavy x bracing inside. lots of volume. thin neck which i like. maple back and sides and spruce top.

    so what do people know about capek?

    i'll put up a few pictures soon

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    well the responses were overwhelming

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    Capek is a Czech instrument maker. His mandolins are highly regarded. Don't know about his bouzoukis.
    http://www.capekinstruments.com/index.php?lang=en
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    I was sorely tempted by one of his tenor banjos just before the Music Room in Cleckheaton ceased trading - that settled it!

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    it had greek bouzouki strings which were ancient. so i put new strings on it and it sings. hadn't been played for a while so it took about an hour of playing to really wake up the wood. i would compare it to a trinity college on steroids. maybe the new high end trinity with the triangluar sound hole--which i haven't played in person, but i imagine is a step up from the standard trinity.

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    Looks great! Video? I'd love to hear it
    Mandolin: Kentucky KM150
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    Rosta is a great builder. One of my students has an Capek F5. It is a professional instrument in every way. Congrats on your purchase!

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    sorry i am too low tech. i don't know how to make videos or post them. i supposes i should learn

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    Lovely looking instrument. I have played a Capek mandolin and really liked it. Ollaimh, could you please get a pair of side cutters and cut off the excess string coils. Please!!!!

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    i like the curly hair doo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ollaimh View Post
    i like the curly hair doo
    Fair enough. I'm a short back and sides type.

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    for the unwound strings the coils stop the string pulling any further than necessary. i hate knots. they are awfull to undo

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