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    Default Bernunzio's Summer Sale - domras

    Bernunzio's has started their annual summer sale with just about everything discounted. I'm tempted a little by several domras on sale just because I'm always looking for something new with a different tuning. Problem is that I've never played a domra and don't know what to expect. Anybody have any thoughts on domras?

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    Default Re: Bernunzio's Summer Sale - domras

    The four-string version is tuned the same as mandolin. Tamara Volskaya is a virtuoso on the instrument and on mandolin.



    It looks like all the ones that Bernunzio has for sale are 3 string which are usually tuned like a balalaika EAD (fourths). Are you considering the Tieri? I wonder about the Russian-made ones vs. one made by an Italian-American.
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    Default Re: Bernunzio's Summer Sale - domras

    Well I would probably talk to the store and get an opinion on the playability and tone of the different examples they have. The Tieri is the only vintage example. I guess I need to watch some balalaika videos to get a feel for the tuning.

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    Default Re: Bernunzio's Summer Sale - domras

    For Bernunzio fans: John's recovering from back surgery. His store's only open by appointment -- combination of pandemic and recovery from surgery -- and he's doing most business on-line or over the phone. I haven't been in contact with him directly, but reports are he's doing much better.
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