Roosebeck Standard Irish Bouzouki with Padded Gig Bag. This 4-course/8-string Irish Bouzouki was adapted from it's Greek-cousin for Celtic music. By far the most common tuning for the Irish bouzouki is G2 D3 A3 D4. Other tunings are G2 D3 A3 E4, and A2 D3 A3 D4.
Item overall: 37" L x 3.25" H x 14.25" W
Body/Bowl: 15" L x 3" H x 14.25" W
Body: Lacewood with Sheesham back
Neck: Lacewood with Sheesham fret board
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce.
Strings: There are 4 courses; 8 strings (D4: .011 steel, A3: .018 steel, D3: .028 nickelwound, G2: .034 nickelwound)
Tuning: G2 D3 A3 D4
Tuning Pegs/Levers: Gold with black plastic
Nut: Made from bone. Neck at Nut: 1.25" W; Nut: 1.25" W
There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.