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Genuine Russian Vintage Balalaika
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Item condition:
Used

Well-used and worn condition as to be expected from a vintage instrument.

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14 Sep, 2013 17:42:23 BST
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£36.65
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Item location:
Derby, United Kingdom

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261281918365
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Well-used and worn condition as to be expected from a vintage instrument.
 
Genuine Russian Balalaika.

I can confirm this is a genuine Russian instrument because I bought it myself in 2003 from a Russian market in Saint Petersburg. The Russian-speaking person I was with spoke to the seller who said it was a gift from his father when he was a boy. The sellar was probably in his 40's at the time so at a guess I would put this as late 1960s early 1970s, but that is just speculation on my part.

It is certainly a well-loved and well played instrumet and has the dents and scratches on the body and neck to prove it! That said, it is still very much playable. I have it tuned to DDG.

I am selling because it has become more of an ornament recently - I haven't played it for years. And as I am moving house soon, now seems like a good idea to pass it to someone else.

Any questions please ask. Collection only from Derby, and you are more than welcome to try it out before bidding. But please only bid if you intend to buy.

Length 75cm
Width (longest point) 48cm

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