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MBIRA

   
Definition: played with the thumbs; "thumb piano"; its sound is produced by the vibration of tongues of metal or wood; small in size. Known as Mbira in Zimbabwe, Budongo in Uganda and Sansa and in South Africa. It is also known as Kalimba.

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Ashbury AM-375 Irish Bouzouki, Flat Top Solid spruce top, solid maple body. Oval hole, gloss natural finish.

Ashbury AM-375 Irish Bouzouki, Flat Top


Solid spruce top, solid maple body. Oval hole, gloss natural finish.

Item ID: GR33015   Model No: AM-375   
    Product Features
  • Maple neck with Ovangko fingerboard
  • Ebony bridge, ABS binding/purfling
  • Bone top nut and saddle
    Product Specifications
  • Nut width: 33mm
  • Width at 12th fret: 44mm
  • Scale length: 670mm
  • Max body depth: 76mm
  • Body width: 343mm
  • No Frets: 23
  • Overall body length: 953mm
  • String Gauge: 012, 018, 036/014, 046/018
  • Made in: China
  • Model Number: AM-375
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Bouzoukis Information


The Bouzouki is a long-necked Lute developed in Greece from its Turkish roots. Originally 6 stringed, it now usually has 8 strings tuned CFAD. It was picked up by Irish musicians travelling abroad and adapted for their use by retuning to GDAE or GDAD. Modern makers then started producing them with flat backs which made them almost identical to the octave mandola. The crucial difference is the scale length, which is longer. This can affect fingering, but also affects sound because the strings are ...read the full article
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Ashbury produces high quality traditional and acoustic instruments, including acoustic and electro acoustic guitars, and bass guitars, autoharps, fiddles, mandolins, banjos and ukuleles.

The range is designed for the beginner to semi-professional player, offering very playable instruments with high specifications for the best price. Ashbury instruments make an excellent and affordable upgrade from any entry-level instrument, and are constantly being examined and perfected to offer the best possible value in quality and materials.