Ancestors of the pre-war bouzouki
At the same time, Giannis informed me that my trixordo bouzouki construction will start next week, a great conversation has started in Rebetiko forum, regarding the pre-war bouzouki sound, and its ancestors.
"O Γαλατάς" 1895 by Lytras.
Karabas workshop in NY , 1911
Milanos Cafe in Pilio, and his bouzouki, 1895
Eυτυχισμένα γεράματα" by Emmanuel N. Koumeli, 1899
Karabas luthier, somewhere in 1900
Bouzoukia of 1900, from the book "Road to Rembetika" to Gail Holst
Cafe Katsaneba in Utah 1910-1915
Stefanos Milanos family and his bouzoukia, 1935
My final pre-war bouzouki design, has obvious influences from the pictures above, and it will carry some of its ancestors' characteristics.