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Project by citmadon posted 08-12-2010 04:09 AM 2689 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an irish bouzouki I made from plans from music makers ( ). The sides are cherry, the neck is birch, the back is two solid pieces of maple. The fret board is padauk. The headpiece I carved a shamrock on the face and a thistle on the back. I attempted to make the fret board look like a piece of ribbon folded. I sure wish I could play it.. Oh well it’s fun to build.

-- Don

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#1 posted 08-12-2010 04:28 AM

Good time to start taking lessons? This is beautiful, what does it sound like? Guitar or harp?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 08-12-2010 04:33 AM

Nice work. Being Greek, I was raised on Bouzouki played music. I am not familiar with the Irish bouzouki. I googled bouzouki and wiki had a good history on it. Being from MA as well I can probably get you in touch with someone who can teach you. Once again good job.

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation

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#3 posted 08-12-2010 04:38 PM

Nice job. I sure would like to play with it, I love any instrument with strings.

-- David

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#4 posted 08-12-2010 09:29 PM

Beautiful work, Don!

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 08-12-2010 10:59 PM

That is beautiful. If you want to hear some great Irish bouzouki playing look up Donal Lunny.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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