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    I should have this in a few weeks. Cedar top with maple purfling, mahagony and maple back, mahagony neck and 650mm scale. better pics soon I hopeClick image for larger version. 

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    Jeez I thought somebody at least might be interested in my designs!

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    The board sometimes moves slow. Looks nice to me! 10 stringer?
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    no it's 8 string, but I specified a 38 mms nut to give me room for full chords. it has a big body and should be great for song accompaniment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbomercb View Post
    no it's 8 string, but I specified a 38 mms nut to give me room for full chords. it has a big body and should be great for song accompaniment
    Very pretty instrument and I expect it will sound sweet. That from an old man who has built several instruments and is working on a Waldzither right now.

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    What will the tuning be? 25.6 inch scale is big, no?
    Does the photo show your instrument with its finish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMatt View Post
    What will the tuning be? 25.6 inch scale is big, no?
    Does the photo show your instrument with its finish?
    I play in Cmaj alot so will be tuned FCGC. hopefully it will be finished this week so I can update you with more pictures. it's a very large body too

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    all strung up and ready to be shippedClick image for larger version. 

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    where have all the bouzouki players gone!?

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    just arrived, if anyone is interested [ATTACH=CONFIG]201254
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    Tell us more. Did it have to ship to get to you or was it local pickup? Have you played that big a scale before or are you in new territory?
    I’m uninitiated to bouzouki, is that what this is? Is the headstock ornamentation traditional or builder specific?
    Mainly! How does it sound?!
    Can you share a clip or video?
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    From the perspective of a F mando player, that thing looks HUGE!
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    just arrived, if anyone is interested [ATTACH=CONFIG]201254
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    2007 Weber Custom Elite "old wood"
    2017 Ratliff R5 Custom #1148
    Several nice old Fiddles
    2007 Martin 000-15S 12 fret Auditorium-slot head
    Deering Classic Open Back
    Too many microphones

    BridgerCreekBoys.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMatt View Post
    Tell us more. Did it have to ship to get to you or was it local pickup? Have you played that big a scale before or are you in new territory?
    Iím uninitiated to bouzouki, is that what this is? Is the headstock ornamentation traditional or builder specific?
    Mainly! How does it sound?!
    Can you share a clip or video?
    Yes I've played a few bouzouki over the last 10 yrs but this is my 1st comission. I worked closely with the luthier, Zdenek Sedil from Czech Republic. He mainly builds renaissance instruments. It's a maple/ovangol back, cedar top with mahagony and maple purfling, mahagony neck. The carved headstock I asked for. he has done both these and flat heads.

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    let's just say, it's the biggest bouzouki I've ever seen or played, great resonance and I'm very happy with it!

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    A beauty! Enjoy!

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    Nice zouk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JEStanek View Post
    A beauty! Enjoy!

    Jamie
    thank you sir

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    take a bit of getting used to , but it looks amazing

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    Very cool. I've never played a zouk. I bet it sounds amazing with that big chamber.

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    Sure does sound cool. Trying to dial in the action, it's a bit high , probably because of the humidity over here compared to where it was built

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