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Thomann Irish Concert Bouzouki PU

Bouzouki

  • Solid spruce top
  • Flat, solid maple back
  • Maple sides
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard (Dalbergia Latifolia)
  • Beautiful inlaid binding
  • With carved rosette
  • Upper nut width: Approximately 3.3 cm
  • Scale: Approximately 66.5 cm
  • With pickup system
  • Tuning: GG - dd - aa - e'e'
  • Stringing: D'Addario J81
  • Made in Europe
  • Suitable case: Article no. 115299 (not included)

Dimensions:

  • Lower width: Approximately 35.2 cm
  • Body length: Approximately 41 cm
  • Total length: Approximately 96.5 cm
  • Height including bridge: Approximately 11 cm
  • Frame height: Approximately 9 cm

Further Information

tuning GG - dd - aa - e'e'
scale-length 660 mm
gigbag included No
pickup included Yes
fingerboard Rosewood

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Can't Put It Down!
TomBob, 06.09.2014
Ok, lets start with the build quality; lovely selection of woods used to make a visually pleasing instrument with great tone and resonance. Normally when you buy an instrument of any value it will need to be set up as intonation will be off, or it will have a buzzy fret or that action is just slightly too high or low for your own personal tastes, this is only the second instrument I've bought that has been perfect and ready to play instantly (which is just as well as with that lovely rose on the sound hole, i'm not sure how I wold get to the truss rod if i needed to).

acoustic sound is fantastic for the money, bright and resonates well, this is strung with octave drinks on the G and the D, and really adds a sweetness to the sound. The pickup element is very gain, Once i managed to get the mid frequencies eq'd on my preamp I was ok, but the sound did drive to start with, much more than i expected.

Overall I would question spending more money on another bouzouki when this one is so good for the price I paid, my only real criticism is the case it came with is perfect for transporting and of better quality than the photos show, the front pocket on the one that arrived has no zip head on it so the pocket can't be opened or closed. In other words its worth buying and enjoyable enough that you'll want to splash out on a hard case for it after.
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Stunning value Bouzouki
Karnage, 05.09.2021
I was super keen to get a bouzouki with a pickups and looking at these, they look very much like (read I can't see the difference) another more expensive make starting with O. Given they too are made in the same country, I guess Hora are the people who make both!! I play mainly Irish Folk music on this, tuned GDAD.

When you play this, the finish of the frets and the sound would definitely be that of an instrument of a higher price point. I would only think the preamp might be different. This still sounds great in the band mix live. I am delighted with the results.

I am quite glad not to have a tuner on board - they are the best way to unexpectedly have a flat battery! Both my gigging electro-acoustic instruments don't have tuners in the preamps. Clip on FTW.

Last point, for a case option, check out the Thomann ABS Banjo Case. This also fits perfectly and is at a great price point.
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Great quality for the price
Richard2288, 03.04.2015
Here in the UK we can find similar models to Thomann's M1089-P, but they are twice the price of Thomann. After that, there's not a lot available until you're spending at least £6-700 for an Irish Bouzouki with a pickup.

The Thomann's PU model I received is very well-built of good-looking, even-grained wood front and back; the varnish and polish is very even and covers all joints and crannies (something cheaper instruments used to fall down on). It is maybe a little boring in design (the headstock is very plain and I don't personally like the stuck-on carved soundhole that much), but overall it has a very honest, workmanlike design that carries through to the sound. I'd rather have a plain instrument than one covered in tatty bling.

Most importantly for a fixed bridge instrument, the intonation and the setup is excellent and the sound across the fingerboard is very even and lively. The pickup with 3-band EQ is fair, and considering this was the main reason I was looking for this type of instrument I'm more than pleased. I may well restring it with unisons on the lower two (it comes in octaves), which will mean a little fettling with the nut, but other than that I could tune and play this straight out of the box - which is exactly what I did, for most of the evening. :-)

A £1,000 bouzouki will have more depth of tone, but this instrument cost me £180 and I'm very pleased with it. Thanks, Thomann.
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Crisp sound, solid instrument
Frosttroll, 24.06.2021
They have fixed all the things that were off with these instruments in the beginning and I assure you that the setup is good from the factory. It looks superb and sounds clear, crisp with good resonance and projection. Mine doesn't have any flaws, the frets fit well, are well leveled and no sharp stuff sticking out. I did adjust the action by sanding approximately 2mm off the bridge and now it is perfect. At first I was a bit hesitant with the order because i wasn't sure about how the inbuilt pickup would sound and would it be worth it. Now I can say with confidence that it was worth the extra money - it sounds very good and I'm glad I got it.
Swap out the strings, adjust the action and you're good to go.
If like me you want to buy a case for it right away an dont want to spend a lot, Thomann ABS Banjo Case works great with this.

Overall I am very happy I got this beautiful looking and sounding instrument. Was on my wishlist for years.
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