Thomann Irish Bouzouki M1089-P

Irish Bouzouki

  • With built-in pickups and active electronics
  • Solid spruce top
  • Flat bottom solid maple
  • Maple sides
  • Maple neck
  • Acacia fretboard
  • Nut width: approx. 3.4 cm
  • Scale: approx. 66.5 cm
  • Bottom width: approx. 31.3 cm
  • Body length: 39 cm
  • Total length: approx. 95 cm
  • Height including bridge: approx. 8.5 cm
  • Body height: 7.5 cm
  • Tuning: GG - dd - aa - e'e'
  • Bag included
  • Made in Europe
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  • Irish Folk
  • Irish Folk Amp
  • Irish Folk Pickup
  • Traditional
  • Traditional Amp
  • Traditional Pickup

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tuning Gg - dd' - aa - e'e'
scale-length 665 mm
gigbag included Yes
pickup included Yes
fingerboard Acacia

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Chronos, 20.03.2016
I am a guitarist by trade. This is my first bouzouki I've bought, so I cannot comment on how good it sounds compared to other bouzoukis, but I can tell you my impression as a first time buyer.

The finish on the bouzouki is flawless. When plugged in, it sounds good enough for stage performances. I had no feedback problems, and the Eq keeps the instrument sounding natural, which is more to say than for some cheap guitars I've bought. The action was a little high for me but I corrected this by sanding the saddle down until it was at the height i wanted it at. It stays in tune well, but better tuning pegs would help it.

I have recorded this bouzouki in my studio. I bought some strings to allow me to tune it into Eb like on a guitar, the last 4 strings (Db Gb Bb Eb). In my opinion it gives a rustic medieval sound, but that's just me. I've had no intonation problems as the bridge is not fixed and can be moved.

Overall, I think this instrument is more than worth the money. The sound is exactly what I hoped it would be and has helped me create a song. If you would like to hear what it sounds like recorded search for "War Drums Original Song"... on everyone's favorite video website :P. Hopefully that will help your decision in buying it!
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Robert814, 29.01.2014
Amazing! Can hardly believe the quality for the price. Looked closely at the construction, inside the soundhole, the finish, the feel (only criticism is very slight awareness of the ends of the frets, but not sharp). This was chosen as a new venture and something new to try out. I haven't settled on a preferred tuning yet! The transducer is under the bridge piece and so far there has been no tendency to feedback through an amp. Bass, mid and treble controls together with volume - it's all there. If you're thinking of trying one, at this price - Go for it!
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