As with any other handmade article, custom made instruments are an expensive undertaking. However, the ABNETT BOUZOUKI is individual and of the finest quality of tone, response, action, craftsmanship and materials. Made famous by Donal Lunny of ~"PLANXTY " some twenty five years ago, it is acknowledged as the original and best available, and this is supported by the many groups and individuals who use them such as The Battlefield Band, The Tannahill Weavers, The Bothy Band, Bully Wee, Patrick Street, Inis, etc. Abnett cittern, head
Instruments are made to order only and are taken in strict rotation, The specifications outlined in this brochure relate to "standard" bouzoukis, but since these instruments are specially made, customers should feel at liberty to state their own requirements whether they be with regard to dimensions, number of strings, tuning, type of wood used, decoration or personalisation. The maker is primarily concerned with making top class instruments, but these instruments must be exactly what the customer wants, and Peter Abnett will be happy to discuss all requests and endeavour to accomodate them wherever possible. Any specific requirements or instructions must be stated in writing at the time of the order. For example, one particular dimension should always be defined and that is the width of the fingerboard at the nut--a very personal requirement usually. Left handers should make the fact known too!

Abnett bouzouki, soundhole & bridge
SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS IN CMS
SCALE LENGTH WIDTH TUNING
SM. MANDOLIN 36.5 66.5 27 GDAE
L. MANDOLIN 38 71 30 GDAE
MANDOLA 51.5 82 32 CGDA
OCT.MANDOLA 57 90.5 32 GDAE
CITTERN 57 90.5 37 GCGCG
SM. BOUZOUKI 66 96.5 32 GDAE
ST. BOUZOUKI 66 99.5 34 GDAE
OTHER INSTRUMENTS available from this maker include -- CLASSICAL AND STEEL STRUNG GUITARS OF ALL TYPES, LUTES, DULCIMERS, PSALTERIES, BANJOS, HURDY GURDYS, and all instruments with plucked strings.


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