Irsk Bouzouki

Irsk bouzouki 48cm 
(19") - 69cm, (27")
Stemmes vanligvis gG-dD-AA-EE

Finally, there is the Irish bouzouki, which is also considered a member of the mandolin family. Although it is derived from the Greek bouzouki, it is constructed like a flat backed mandolin and uses fifth-based tunings (usually GDAD, an octave below the mandolin, sometimes ADAE, ADAD or GDAE) in place of the guitar-like fourths-and-third tunings of the three- and four-course Greek bouzouki. Although the bouzouki’s bass course pairs are very often tuned in unison, on some instruments one of each pair is replaced with a lighter string and tuned in octaves, in the fashion of the 12-string guitar. Even though it shares the same range as the octave mandolin/octave mandola, the Irish bouzouki is different from the former instrument by its longer scale length, typically from 22 inches (560 mm) to 24 inches (610 inches), although scales as long as 26 inches (660 mm), which is the usual Greek bouzouki scale, are also readily available.

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