In the name of research
" Stathopoulos' workshop"
The photograph is being taken from the doctoral thesis of Petros Moustakas
The last couple of days, I noticed that my desire and anxiety to create as soon as possible, the museum quality, hybrid laoutobouzouko of 1880s, pushed me to revise the price of my two Tsoulogiannis bouzouki listed on Ebay, to lower levels.
I took a step back, and I understood that my attempt to create the 1880s laoutobouzouko, (based on strong historical evidence I have collected), was coming from my desire to publicly share with the followers of this blog, a part of history, which is been forgotten, or unknown for more than 130 years.
But the economical sacrifice I have been asked to take, at this point of time, may not worth the risk.
To me, the 1880s historic laoutobouzouko, is a real instrument, since its design and specifications have been completed in my digital files. I can see it, and I can almost feel, and hear its unique sound.
The two Tsoulogiannis' instruments will stay on Ebay for sometime, at a reasonable price, taking in consideration the global economical crisis which occurs now days. In case these instruments will be sold, then the creation of the hybrid laoutobouzouko will become a reality.
Unexpectedly, the Politiko bouzouki is also up for sale for a short period of time, since I am discussing with the luthier Tasos Theodorakis, the creation of a Beta Version, of this beautiful and unique, hybrid bouzouki.