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GuiZouk : Just before its first sound recording

A blend from the past!

The talented luthier  Konstantin Tsopelas (http://www.mousikaorgana.com), sent me the final photos  after the completion of the unique Erivan instrument!

Almost one and half year in making, (with almost 1/2 year in research - finding an exceptionally old Sitka Spruce carrying bear-claw, and a very old dark-color, claro, West walnut) the unique Erivan is finally completed!

The initial concept-design conceived back in 2011.
From that time on, most of its overall shape remained the same, but its dimensions, decorative elements, and materials, changed multiple times during the next 8 years.

I guess sub-constantly,  this unique Erivan carries a blend of personal decorative-motives which were used in creation of previous bouzouki instruments.

Investigating a little closer the conundrum of its decorative elements, someone can recognize on this instrument , the Lyra decoration inspired by the first 4-course bouzouki,(made by Giannis Tsoulogiannis), the radial inner part…

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