On Sep 30, 3:19pm, Josť Luis Ruiz Dou wrote:
> I am looking for a Bouzouki and i have now in the decission of:
> 1) Luthier
> I have been told that stefan sobell is the best, but he is very expensive
> and he has a long delivery time. I have heard that Joe Foley is a good
> Luthier too.
Sobell is good, but indeed very busy. The same would be true for Foley, though,
even though his production time per instrument is shorter.
But there are other options. I have heard good things about Andy Tobin, and
also Peter Abnett is still active. Both are based in England.
I have a list of all makers I currently know of in my homepage, at:
> 2) 4-5 strings
> Bouzouki or cittern. Which is the best, for a combination of chords and
> picking ?
Both have their pros and cons. For Irish music the bouzouki is most used,
though there seems to be a trend towards long-scale 10-string instruments
at the moment, as they are more flexible for melody playing while still
giving the full, ringing sound of a bouzouki (a shorter-scale cittern
would sound dryer). If I had some money to spend right now, I would go
for a long 10-string, but of course I already have a few years of practice
on 8-strings behind me.
> Could somebody help me ?.
Sure ! What help do you need ?
H. Speek, B.Sc. [log in to unmask]
MESA Research Institute http://www.ice.el.utwente.nl/~han/
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