McNeela Premium Irish Bouzouki
- 4,450.00 Grams
McNeela Premium Irish Bouzouki
This is an Irish style flat back bouzouki, perfect for playing traditional Irish music. Whether strumming chords or plucking tunes, this versatile instrument offers a rich, resonant tone with plenty of volume. Whatever your style of playing, this premium bouzouki has something to offer.
Crafted from quality materials, the McNeela Premium Irish Bouzouki features a spruce top with rosewood back and sides; rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay and floating bridge. This is a highly resonant instrument with plenty of sustain. The flat back design offers that unique Irish bouzouki sound with a rich, resonant low end and clear, bright high register.
The low action and flat back design combine to offer a comfortable playing experience that will help you play for hours on end.
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Key Features of the McNeela Premium Irish Bouzouki:
- Irish style flat-back bouzouki
- 8 Strings
- 24 Frets
- Floating Bridge
- Spruce top
- Rosewood back and sides
- Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay
- Geared tuners with pearlescent buttons
- GDAD Tuning
Top nut width: 31mm
Scale length: 683mm
Body width: 345mm
Body depth: 78mm
What are the Advantages of a Floating Bridge?
Floating bridges are more versatile than fixed bridges and can be easily adjusted. This allows for ease of adjustments to intonation and string height.
The floating bridge is one of the main features that helps to create the bouzouki's characteristic biting sound, creating a bright top-end sound with plenty of attack.
What's the Difference Between an Irish Bouzouki and a Greek Bouzouki?
The bouzouki first became popular in Irish music in the 1970s. The so called Irish bouzouki is an adaptation of the much older original Greek string instrument. The three main differences between the Irish bouzouki and Greek bouzouki lie in the shape of the body, the length of the fingerboard and the tuning of the strings.
Greek bouzoukis feature the typical rounded back, and can be either three course (6 string) or four course (8 string) instruments. Greek bouzoukis are typically slightly larger instruments with a longer scale length of approximately 27 frets. The Irish bouzouki features a shallow, flat back which some find easier to hold. Irish bouzoukis typically feature a shorter scale length of approximately 24 frets.
The string sets or string pairs on a Greek bouzouki are usually tuned to octave intervals. Standard tuning for a Greek bouzouki is CFAD. Irish bouzouki pairs are tuned in unison to GDAE or GDAD. This tuning lends itself well to accompanying traditional Irish music.
More Information for Irish Bouzouki Players:
- The Best Beginner Tunes for Banjo, Bouzouki & Mandolin
- The Best Irish Ballads for Bouzouki & Mandolin
Good to Know:
- 14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive your bouzouki. See our Shipping & Returns Policy.
- 1 year warranty - all our new bouzoukis offer a one year guarantee for parts and service.
- Free backup service for one year.
- If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.
- Priority Shipping Worldwide.
ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES
All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)