Baroque Miso-bouzouko

 And the use of silver mperdedes!

 Concave staves (strips)

As I am waiting Tasos Theodorakis to complete the final state of the Politiko bouzouki construction, and hear for first time its greatly anticipated sound, I am finalizing the materials, which my next project will carry, the Baroque style miso-bouzouko (half-bouzouki).

1. The bowl will be constructed by only 9 or 11 concave staves, created by a combination of Greek, natural, mulberry wood, and Greek, natural, untreated, walnut wood. It will have a unique tear-shape

2. The soundboard will be made by A quality cedar wood

3. It will carry a very unique rosette and sound-hole design, made by horn or natural white MOP.

4. Natural white MOP fillet, will be used, to decorate the soundboard.

5. The pick-guard will be made by thin, ply of rosewood (or walnut wood).

6. The fret board will carry rosewood (or walnut wood) inlay strips.

7. The fret marks will be created by white natural MOP.

8. It will carry no fixed frets(tasta), as commonly used in bouzouki construction, but real-silver mperdedes.

9. Carbon, will be used inside the neck (maniko), to ensure stability and durability against the forces of the strings, and the fluctuations in temperature and humidity values.

10. A unique headstock and tail piece design, will complete, this original construction.

As I mentioned on an earlier post, this latest instrument will be built with the fantastic assumption that, during the Baroque era (somewhere in 1700s), an unknown  luthier  was asked to construct a Greek half-bouzouki instrument.

Stay tuned for more information regarding this unique Baroque style misobouzouko, during the next months.


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