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HAMMERED DULCIMER

   
Definition: Large trapezoidal zither with many strings in pairs, 3s or 4s stretched over long (sometimes individually moveable) bridges. Played with small wooden or cane hammers. Played in British Isles and North America. Closely related to the Hungarian cymbalom, German/Swiss hackbrett, Iraqi and Iranian santir (probably the origin of all of these), Indian santoor, Korean yangum and Chinese yang qin.

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Ashbury Style E Gazouki, Guitar Body Cutaway guitar body with bouzouki neck. Solid Alaskan Sitka Spruce top

Ashbury Style E Gazouki, Guitar Body


Cutaway guitar body with bouzouki neck. Solid Alaskan Sitka Spruce top

Item ID: GR33024   Model No: STYLE E   
    Product Features
  • Solid sapele body with wood binding. 3 ply neck, hardwood fingerboard, bridge & peghead plate
  • 3ply wood rosette, buffalo bone nut and saddle. Strung with D'Addario EXPs
  • Strap end pin. The hardwood is Senna Siamea a locally sourced wood in Vietnam.
    Product Specifications
  • Octave string gauges: .013 .018 .028w/.013, 045w/.018
  • Nut width: 36mm
  • Width at 12th fret: 46mm
  • Scale length: 670mm
  • Body depth: 110mm
  • Lower bout: 392mm
  • Upper bout: 295mm
  • Waist: 254mm
  • No Frets: 19
  • Body length: 495mm
  • Overall Instrument Length: 1030mm
  • With Pickup
  • Made in: Vietnam
  • Model Number: STYLE E
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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.