Original Tzouras | Handmade Traditional 6 String Greek Solid Body Tzouras

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Handmade traditional 6 string Greek solid body tzouras made by luthier D.
Polydorou at The Bouzouki Shop & Workshop


Body: One single piece made from maple

Top: Solid spruce

Inlay: Celluloid

Soundhole: Round

Neck: Linden reiforced with wenge (3 pieces in total)

Fingerboard: Made from solid rosewood with round dots carved in

Bridge: Made from maple painted

Nuts: Made of corian

Machine heads: Dixon in nickel colour

Finish: Satin finish in black colour

Total length: 70 cm (approximately)

Note: Each tzouras is made with handpicked tone woods and made by hand,
therefore each one is unique in sound and look. We also provide a free gig bag,
a set of strings and special picks

Tzouras is an instrument that came in Greece from the Greek immigrants of
Minor Asia in the early 1900's
It is consider the medium version of the bouzouki “family”, between the
bouzouki and the baglamas
It is used for “Rebetico” music.
Rebetico is the “Greek blues”, music that was made most of the times from the
players themselves, and used to talk about life itself, romance, crimes, drugs
It is also main instrument and can either be used for solo or rhythm
It has three double (3) strings, six (6) in total, tuned in the same octave as
the three-string bouzouki
Due to the medium size of it, has a more metallic sound that defines it,
almost as a banjo.
The tuning is Dd-aa-dd. The top strings are in octave apart (D string) and the
two bottom strings are in unison (A & D string)

Rebetico music:

Tzouras solo music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVmzu7AN_34

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