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Gold Tone BZ-500 Bouzouki

$659.99
MSRP: $719.00
Your Savings: $59.01 (8.21%)
SKU: BZ500
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  • Description
  • Features

The Gold Tone Irish Bouzouki (sometimes called a cittern) is a unique version of the octave mandolin adapted for Irish and other forms of European traditional music.  

 

Many of our session-playing customers use the bouzouki in place of high-string guitar, for stacking second rhythm parts. The small body and octave tuning create a light tone and airy presence.

 

The most common tuning used is GDAD, but other tunings including GDAE, ADAD, and CFAD. The Gold Tone Bouzouki is set up with octave strings for the third and fourth courses and unison strings for the first and second courses. This solid spruce-top model produces traditional Irish tone and is easy to play. The BZ-500 comes with a hardshell case.

 

We always like being able to offer a different instrumental voice to players looking for alternative sounds or writers/performers looking for new inspiration. The Gold Tone Bouzouki provides both.

 

Details

 

Top                   Solid Spruce

Back/Sides           Mahogany

Neck                   Mahogany

Fingerboard           Rosewood 

Bridge                   Ebony w/ bone intonated saddle

Finish                   Gloss

Inlay Pattern   Snowflakes

Neck Binding   ABS White

Body Binding   ABS White

Nut  & saddle         Bone nut, maple saddle w/ ebony top

Tuners                   Sealed guitar-style

Tailpiece           Cast 

Strings                 .012, .012, .020, .020, .035w, .013, .045w, .018

Frets                   23 medium

Plating                   Chrome

Pickup                 Optional L.R. Baggs

Case Options         Hardshell case

Dimensions:

  Scale                   26 1/4"

  Weight           4 lbs

  Nut Width           1 5/16"

  Total Length   38 1/2"

Top                   Solid Spruce

Back/Sides           Mahogany

Neck                   Mahogany

Fingerboard           Rosewood 

Bridge                   Ebony w/ bone intonated saddle

Finish                   Gloss

Inlay Pattern   Snowflakes

Neck Binding   ABS White

Body Binding   ABS White

Nut  & saddle         Bone nut, maple saddle w/ ebony top

Tuners                   Sealed guitar-style

Tailpiece           Cast 

Strings                 .012, .012, .020, .020, .035w, .013, .045w, .018

Frets                   23 medium

Plating                   Chrome

Pickup                 Optional L.R. Baggs

Case Options         Hardshell case

Dimensions:

  Scale                   26 1/4"

  Weight           4 lbs

  Nut Width           1 5/16"

  Total Length   38 1/2"