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Grave Creek Bouzouki #2 Review

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Submitted by kimmattis123 (see all reviews from this person) on 7/2/2016

Where Purchased: Private builder

Year Purchased: 2003
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

Nice rich full sound. I have it set up as an octave mandolin [OM strings 44-11] sounds good. I use the bouzouki tuning [GDad] Large open chord sound. Sometimes a bet week with banjos though.

Sound Rating: 8

Setup

Hand made- setup was great

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Beautiful looking instrument. Spurce top, light maple back and sides, Mog. neck.

Appearance Rating: not rated

Reliability

Ive had it for a while- iat seems pretty solid.

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

Private maker [ Bob Talkington of Moundsville, WV] Lifetime warrenty- he will fix it until HE dies.

Customer Service: 10

Components

Very well made- wood is just beautiful- Faceplace is off color brown to show off the neck and top.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

I tried the regular bouzouki strings,  it has a 24" neck- and the regular choursed strings just wouldn't stay in tune.  So i switched to GHS Octave Mandolin strings- and it really came alive.  SO i kept it as a OM.  I play mostly bluegrass and i bring it to jams on occasion- it gets lots of looks and sounds good on a lot of songs [ NOT all of course].  I have an Irish Tenor banjo tuned [CGdg] so the tuning is the same but a 4th off. the chords are the same shapes. I have never found a irish jam around here- I would love to try it there.

Overall Rating: 8

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