Stunning pre-used hand-made Moon Electro-Acoustic Bouzouki. Excellent condition, no blemishes and wonderful tone from this high quality folk instrument. Comes with hard case.
Jimmy Moon established Moon Guitars in 1979 in a small workshop on the Island of Arran in Scotland. His reputation grew quickly and he was soon making and repairing instruments for many of Scotland’s finest musicians.
The move to Glasgow was made in 1985 and for the following ten years, the company produced mostly custom electric instruments for many well known bands including Big Country, Texas, Simple Minds, Wet Wet Wet and Del Amitri. The next five years saw a change in the industry, and recognising this shift, Jimmy returned to his roots and began producing acoustic guitars and the entire mandolin family.
Acoustic guitars range from Standard Series through to Master Grade instruments built with exotic timbers.
Some current users of Moon acoustic instruments include –Adele, Ally McErlaine (Texas & Red Sky July), Bryan Adams, Dougie MacLean, Guy Berryman (Coldplay), Paolo Nutini, Trevor Rabin, Steve Earle, Peter Rowan and the Scissor Sisters
A recent addition to the mandolin family, the bouzouki used in Celtic music is different to the familiar Greek version in that it has a flat back and is tuned similar to the octave mandolin/mandola.
The bouzouki has a longer string length, which allows for lighter stringing and makes it ideal for rhythm and accompaniment.
24 frets /640mm scale
Width at nut: 37mm
Strings : .042 .030 .017 .012
An 8 string instrument, which responds well to the following tunings:
G D A E
A D A E
A D A D
G D A D
Normally strung in pairs but 3rd and 4th courses can be supplied tuned in octaves similar to a 12 string guitar.
The bouzouki is also an ideal 2nd instrument for the acoustic guitarist looking for something different in terms of tuning, sound and chord voicing.