Matsikas Greek Bouzouki No 2B. Once I fitted it with my usual string arranggement
I received this Matsikas Greek Bouzouki 2B a few days ago. It has proved already to be a great addition to my gigging instruments. Once I fitted it with my usual string arrangement G D A E . I was amazed at the tone and volume that I got from this instrument. It played beautifully from the very beginning and I now look forward to getting a good pickup system to complete the set up. I would highly recommend this Bouzouki to anybody playing or hoping to play this style of instrument. The intonation and action are excellent there was minimal adjustment to be done, mostly the bridge adjustment which has to be done at any rate. Well done Thomann you have done it again for me.
I bought this bouzuki to play mediterranian music, in a tuning different from standard.
My main concerns with plucked folk instruments are always tuning and strings action, because from my experience going off-tune fast and uncomfortable playing due to too high\low action or wrong neck curve are very common problems.
And i'm happy to say that Matsikas got all that right, both tuning and strings action are perfect.
Built-in truss-rod with a comfortable access is a very welcome feature for everyone like me living in non-constant humidity climate.
Construction looks very robust and sturdy, nothing is loose or badly fit.
And the look and mother-of-pearl finish on bouzuki is just gorgeous, it's very pleasant to hold in hands and grabs everyone's attention too.
I currently have no complaints about this instrument.
And additional note on Thomann's delivery: it's the fastest that i've experienced through years of online shopping.