Bouzouki Greek Tétracordo (4 choirs) 1960's / 1970's


Bouzouki has its origins in the pandura of ancient Greece.

This instrument, as we know it today, was introduced to Greece following the war in Asia Minor between 1919 and 1922.

Originally, the bouzouki was equipped with three pairs of strings, also called "choruses", totaling six strings. This version is known as bouzouki trichordo.

Towards the end of the 1950s, the tetrachordo bouzouki, with four pairs of strings and therefore eight strings in total, gained popularity.

here, this bouzouki model has eight metal strings divided into four pairs (C3-C4 / F3-F4 / A3-A3 / D4-D4 or A3-A3 / D4-D4 / A3-A3 / D4-D4, as in this example).

Here for sale is a very beautiful Bouzouki Greek Tétracordo (4 choirs) dated from the end of the 1960s to the beginning of the 1970s, in playing condition and in its original case.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: Spruce
  • Base: Walnut 21 ribs
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Wenge
  • Width at nut: 34 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 26 frets (+1 zero fret)
  • Scale: 670 mm
  • Profile: C
  • Country of manufacture: Greece
  • Year: 1960's / 1970's
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: pearloid inlay on the headstock, on the fingerboard markers and on the rosette
  • Details: Two repaired table slots / Traces of wear and use, normal given its age / Delivered in its original case

Like all our instruments, this bouzouki has been tuned, with a new set of Mastro String strings in 10/26.

So it has a pleasant playing comfort

With a rich, balanced, projective sound, a nice timbre and good resonance, this bouzouki will delight musicians.

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