Gold Tone BZ-500 Irish Bouzouki Mandolin with Case

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BZ-500 Irish Bouzouki Mandolin with Hard Case from Gold Tone

  • The Irish bouzouki (or cittern) Is a versatile instrument that can be tuned many ways (GDAD, GDAE, ADAD, and CFAD).
  • It likely first appeared in 1969 when Irish musician Dónal Lunny was given a Greek bouzouki by a friend. Being left-handed, Lunny reversed the strings and mounted them in unison, changing the character of the instrument.
  • This modified bouzouki became fully integrated into Irish folk music when Lunny popularized it in his band, Planxty, in 1972. Our BZ-500 is set up with octave strings for the third and fourth courses and unison strings for the first and second courses.
  • It produces dramatic traditional Irish tone and is easy to play thanks to the precision setup by Gold Tone's skilled luthiers. Includes hard shell case.
  • Available as left-handed model.
  • FREE Hard Case

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  • NO - Not a Lefty
  • YES - Left Handed - No Extra Charge

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Gold Tone Bz-500 Specs

Buttons - Metal
Nut Width - 1-11/32" Bone
Tuners - Sealed Guitar-Style
Fingerboard - Select Wood
Frets - 23
Inlay - Snowflake
Material - Mahogany
Truss Rod - Two-Way Adjustable
Back & Sides - Mahogany
Binding - Wood
Bridge - Ebony with Bone Intonated
Finish - Natural Gloss
Hardware - Nickel Plated
Tailpiece - Cast
Top -Solid Spruce
Scale Length - 26 1/4"
Weight - 4 lbs.
Case - Included
String Gauge - .016 .016 .018 .018 .035w .016 .045w .018
Tuning - GDAD

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