• Bazouki 12 string (or is it a Mandolin?!)

    Lovely looking bazouki (I think) came with a flute I bought years ago, never looked into it further but would have a tinkle on it occasionally. Stored for ages in a cupboard and strings now perished. Slight dink as on photos. Comes with soft case. Flute not included! Would prefer pick up or you can arrange your own courier as it is 3ft in length.
    £40.00
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  • bouzouki

    Used 8 string bouzouki and soft case.. decorative front and mother of pearl inlaid fretboard. . Few marks here and there.. collection from sutton surrey or can courier
    £110.00
    £40.00 postage
  • ecorda

    Dinks and scratches rusty stings for restoration and it is missing the floating bridge.
    £70.00
    £12.00 postage
  • bouzouki, used made by Andreas , comes with a black hard case which is very worn

    Greek bouzouki, used and old model. Comes with hard case but its very worn.
    £120.00
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  • Ozark flatback Bouzouki in wood flight case

    Ozark Bouzouki in home made wooden hard case. the case is home made and solid and strong. the case is a bit tatty as its been in the shed for a while but does the job.
    £25.00
    1 bid
    £9.50 postage
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  • Ozark Bouzouki Flat Back

    We find these Bouzoukis have an excellent tone and volume at a fraction of the price normally paid for a solid top instrument. We like to point out though that the overall finish of the Ozark 2222 is reflected in its price.
    £138.95
    Brand: Ozark
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  • Quality Greek Bouzouki - Excellent condition!! with hard case

    Greek Bouzouki in excellent condition. really nice quality and beautiful wood work, which can be seen in the pictures. Comes with hard case and set of spare strings.
    £289.00
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  • Andy Manson Irish Bouzouki

    I'm selling my Andy Manson Irish Bouzouki made in 1994 (SN: 940123 ) because I don't play it any more. It's a beautiful instrument, light as a feather and in excellent condition - a few tiny marks but really good for a 24 year old instrument.. Original fitted hard case - no pick-up fitted. Brass 'M' tailpiece; floating bridge. You probably know that Andy is a world renowned luthier (now working in Portugal). Check his work at www.andymanson.com
    £1,750.00
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  • Authentic Handcrafted Matsikas Greek Bouzouki

    Authentic Greek Handcrafted Matsikas Bouzouki, almost new, excellent condition. Well know for being a great bouzouki luthier this particular bouzouki was beautifully hand crafted by Matsikas in Athens around three years ago, Recently serviced and customised to allow a lower action playing style.
    £370.00
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  • New listingThomas Buchanan bouzouki

    Thomas Buchanan Bouzouki in  brand new condition. Features include , European spruce front, American black walnut back and sides with figured maple binding, Rope inlay rosette , Ebony fingerboard, bridge and head overlay Mahogany neck and bone nut and saddle. It is fitted with gotoh tuners with ebony buttons. It is well set up and plays beautifully  
    £550.00
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  • Ozark 2246 Bouzouki Guitar body with pickup and tuner

    Ozark 2246 bouzouki. Solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and side. Chrome diecast machineheads. Fishman EQ with tuner. Strings fairly new and instrument in very good condition.
    £300.00
    Brand: Ozark
    £20.00 postage
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  • ozark bouzouki

    Ozark Bouzouki like new, no damage marks. comes with a soft case pick up only £120. ovno
    £135.00
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  • Sakis Model 2 GREEK BOUZOUKI, walnut striped bowl back, Solid top.From Hobgoblin

    Sakis Model 2 Greek Bouzouki. 19 Black walnut striped back, rosewood fingerboard. Buy from the experts for the friendliest service and best after-sales care! Established in 1976, we have been the UK's traditional, acoustic and celtic musical instrument specialists for 40 years.
    £509.00
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  • NEW AND SEALED POPULAR GREEK DANCE MUSIC BOUZOUKI

    £0.99
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    £1.50 postage
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  • 8-String Bouzouki

    Bouzouki has a soft case, front design made from pearls and stones giving it a unique finish, 8-strings.
    £530.00
    £20.00 postage
  • Chord Electric Teardrop-Style Mandolin CEM28-TSB .Plug In And Go !!!

    A electric teardrop-style mandolin with a linden body and neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. Chord Electro Mandolin CEM28-TSB. Body and neck Linden laminate. Single coil pickup with volume and tone controls.
    £99.00
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  • HiGuitarsUK Eyas Electric Tenor Guitar, Octave Mandola, Bouzouki. Natural. NEW

    Primarily designed to utilize D'Addario J63 strings (as a CGDA tuned electric tenor guitar/electric tenor banjo) or D'Addario J63I strings (as a GDAE tuned Octave Mandola/Bazouki) the Eyas can also be strung for DGBE guitar tuning, GCEA one octave down ukulele tuning and DGBD open G tuning.
    £749.00
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  • HiGuitarsUK Semi-solid Body Electric Bouzouki. Handmade In The UK. NEW

    Body: Sapele wings bonded either side of the sapele thru-neck, hollowed and faced with a lighter sapele facing. But pull the tone control upwards and the Mighty Mite bridge pickup shifts into full humbucker mode.Neck width at nut: 35mm.
    £839.00
    £10.00 postage
  • Ashbury STYLE E OCTAVE MANDOLA. Solid Sitka Spruce Top, LOVELY! From Hobgoblin

    Solid Alaskan Sitka Spruce top, solid sapele body, designed by Phil Davidson. Ashbury Style E Octave Mandola. Ashbury die-cast chrome machine heads. Strap end pin. The hardwood is Senna Siamea a locally sourced wood in Vietnam.
    £589.00
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  • NEW ALL SOLID WOOD BOUZOUKI BY OZARK SOLID SPRUCE TOP

    Made in Rumania - solid top back & sides. By Ozark. ALL STRINGS. FLAT BACK BOUZOUKI. OTHER Guitars & Bass. SLIDE / STEEL GUITAR. Bound top with attractive inlay around soundhole. Lovely natural satin finish finish a great introduction to the Bouzouki.
    £134.99
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  • Ashbury 6-string GUITARRITA, Flamed Oak. Play Guitar Music on your Uke!

    Play guitar music on your uke, or have a tiny, great sounding, travel guitar. Buy from the experts for the friendliest service and best after-sales care! Established in 1976, we have been the UK's traditional, acoustic and celtic musical instrument specialists for 40 years.
    £129.00
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  • Ashbury AT-40 TENOR GUITAR, Flame Oak top & body. Irish/Celtic. From Hobgoblin

    Ashbury AT-40 Tenor Guitar, Flamed Oak. Mahogany neck, hardwood fingerboard. Flame maple headplate, buffalo bone nut and saddle. Flame oak top, back and sides. Satin finish. Tuned to GDAE. Buy from the experts for the friendliest service and best after-sales care!
    £199.00
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  • Ashbury STYLE E TENOR MANDOLA. Solid Sitka Spruce & Sapele. From Hobgoblin

    Ashbury Style E Tenor Mandola, Solid Spruce. Solid Alaskan Sitka Spruce top, solid sapele body, designed by Phil Davidson. Item ID: GR32006 Model No: STYLE E Made in Vietnam. Buy from the experts for the friendliest service and best after-sales care!
    £499.00
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  • Ozark Mandola Flat Back Romanian

    This Ozark Portuguese style tenor mandola is an excellent value solid wood instrument. It has a solid natural spruce top with inlaid escutcheon and maple back and sides in mid brown finish, plus a maple neck and slotted headstock. The flat back makes it comfortable to play and the spruce top gives it a lively tone. It is fitted with a chrome plated tailpiece with cover and good quality tuners. Tuning: A-D-G-C (4th). scale length: 400mm - Nut width 34 mm.
    £113.64
    Brand: Ozark
    Free postage
  • Sakis Bouzoukis Model 2 Greek Bouzouki

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    £633.43
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  • Ashbury Style E Octave Mandola

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    £584.99
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  • Ashbury Iona GUITAR BOUZOUKI, Solid spruce top. Stunning. From Hobgoblin Music

    Solid spruce top with solid rosewood back and sides. Dreadnought shape. Ashbury Iona Guitar Bouzouki. Buy from the experts for the friendliest service and best after-sales care! Established in 1976, we have been the UK's traditional, acoustic and celtic musical instrument specialists for 40 years.
    £879.00
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  • Ashbury LINDISFARNE ARCHTOP BOUZOUKI, Solid Cedar & Koa. From Hobgoblin Music

    Ashbury Lindisfarne Archtop Bouzouki. Large onion shaped body. Solid cedar top, solid koa back and sides. Buy from the experts for the friendliest service and best after-sales care! Established in 1976, we have been the UK's traditional, acoustic and celtic musical instrument specialists for 40 years.
    £769.00
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  • Blueridge Contemporary series TENOR GUITAR. Solid Sitka Spruce top. At Hobgoblin

    Solid sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides. Blueridge BR-70 Contemporary Tenor Guitar. You can't go wrong with a Blueridge. Bristol guitars are made by Saga, the Blueridge people. The Bristol models benefit from many of the same features as Blueridge but at a cut down price.
    £799.00
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  • Pilgrim CELTIC DAWN Octive MANDOLA VPOM100 Natural

    Pilgrim CELTIC DAWN MANDOLA. Octive MANDOLA VPOM100 Natural. CELTIC DAWN MANDOLA. We have over 50 years experience between us in the entertainment industry. We will always go out of our way to source the product you are looking for.
    £365.20
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  • Pilgrim CELTIC DAWN MANDOLA VPMD100 Natural

    The VPMD100 mandola has a solid spruce top, and solid maple back and sides, combined with an ebony and bone bridge. It's a mandola with depth of tone and the projection expected of professional quality instruments.
    £335.50
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  • Pilgrim CELTIC DAWN MANDOLA VPMD100 Natural

    Ideal for the mandolin player who would like to expand their tonal palette, the Celtic Dawn Mandola and Octave Mandola from Pilgrim are made using traditional tone woods and built to the same exacting spec as all Pilgrim instruments.
    £469.00
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  • Luna Trinity Bouzouki with Electro With Pre Amp V2

    The Luna Trinity Acoustic-Electric Bouzouki makes a big first impression with its striking trinity rosette sound hole and celtic body style. Elegant and durable brushed nickel tuners provide smooth, precise adjustment.
    £349.00
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  • Sakis Bouzoukis Model 2 Greek Bouzouki

    The item is impeccable condition. It has minor imperfections on the back which are not noticeable.
    £365.00
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  • Ashbury LINDISFARNE OCTAVE MANDOLA, Guitar Body. Solid Cedar top. From Hobgoblin

    Octave mandola neck with cutaway guitar body. Solid cedar top. Ashbury Lindisfarne Octave Mandola, Guitar Body. Hardwood fingerboard and bridge. Abalone rosette. Buffalo bone top nut and saddle. Strung with D'Addario EXPs.
    £769.00
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  • Pilgrim CELTIC DAWN Octive MANDOLA VPOM100 Natural

    Ideal for the mandolin player who would like to expand their tonal palette, the Celtic Dawn Mandola and Octave Mandola from Pilgrim are made using traditional tone woods and built to the same exacting spec as all Pilgrim instruments.
    £479.00
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  • ASHBURY Mandolin AM370 Spruce top solid Maple body Rosewood fingerboard Pristine

    This gorgeous nearly new Ashbury Mandolin, model number GR31026, is a fantastic buy. It has a lovely sound and a comfortable feel and the body is in perfect pristine condition as I have really looked after it.
    £350.00
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  • Ashbury AM-325 OCTAVE MANDOLA, flat solid spruce top, solid maple body

    Solid spruce top, solid maple body. Oval hole, gloss natural finish. Ashbury AM-325 Octave Mandola, Flat Top. Bone top nut and saddle. Max body depth: 76mm. Ebony bridge, ABS binding/purfling. Buy from the experts for the friendliest service and best after-sales care!
    £399.00
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  • Ashbury Iona IRISH BOUZOUKI. Onion-shape body, solid spruce top. From Hobgoblin

    Onion shaped body. Solid spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides. Ashbury Iona Irish Bouzouki. Buy from the experts for the friendliest service and best after-sales care! Established in 1976, we have been the UK's traditional, acoustic and celtic musical instrument specialists for 40 years.
    £1,395.00
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  • Ashbury Iona OCTAVE MANDOLA. Onion-shape body, solid spruce top. From Hobgoblin

    Onion shaped body. Solid spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides. Ashbury Iona Octave Mandola. Buy from the experts for the friendliest service and best after-sales care! Established in 1976, we have been the UK's traditional, acoustic and celtic musical instrument specialists for 40 years.
    £1,295.00
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  • Ashbury Cases & Bags T-OV At-40 Tenor Guitar - Natural

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    £231.98
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  • Ashbury Style E Bouzouki

    £588.99
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  • Ashbury STYLE S OCTAVE MANDOLA, Electro Acoustic. Solid spruce top. At Hobgoblin

    Solid Alaskan spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides. Ashbury Style S Octave Mandola. Ashbury produces high quality traditional and acoustic instruments, including acoustic and electro acoustic guitars, and bass guitars, autoharps, fiddles, mandolins, banjos and ukuleles.
    £899.00
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  • Ashbury STYLE-A IRISH BOUZOUKI, Ideal for Celtic/Trad/Folk. From Hobgoblin Music

    Buy from the experts for the friendliest service and best after-sales care! Established in 1976, we have been the UK's traditional, acoustic and celtic musical instrument specialists for 40 years. All of our sales staff are musicians, and between us we have a wealth of musical knowledge and expertise.
    £589.00
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  • Ashbury LINDISFARNE TENOR GUITAR. Sold Cedar Top & Koa body. From Hobgoblin

    Ashbury Lindisfarne Tenor Guitar. Solid cedar top, Solid koa back and sides. Cutaway with Fishman pick-up. Pin bridge. Buffalo bone top nut and saddle, Ashbury machine heads. Strap end pin. Strung with D'Addario EXPs.
    £769.00
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  • D'Addario EJ79 Copper Mandobass Strings, 49-130

    D'Addario EJ79's are designed for the larger bodied mandobass. The four copper strings are tuned to EADG and are perfect for bluegrass and classical styles of music. EJ79 Copper Mandobass Strings, 49-130.
    £29.99
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  • Ashbury Lindisfarne OCTAVE MANDOLA. Onion-shape body, Solid cedar top. Hobgoblin

    Large onion shaped body. Solid cedar top, solid koa back and sides. Ashbury Lindisfarne Octave Mandola. Oval sound hole, wood binding. Die-cast Ashbury machine heads. Strap end pin. Bone saddle, hardwood bridge.
    £769.00
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Bouzoukis & Mandolas

Both bouzoukis and mandolas are string instruments that function in a similar way to acoustic guitars, albeit much smaller. The bouzouki has between six and eight strings, which usually have a scale length of between 19 and 27 inches. Mandolas, on the other hand, feature eight strings and have a scale length of 16 to 20 inches. The smaller scale of the mandola makes it a lot easier to play than a bouzouki, which can feel like a guitar in both size and sound.

Why choose a bouzouki?

  • Scale length - The scale length on a bouzouki can be anywhere from three to eleven inches longer than that of a mandola. This means that the vocal range of the bouzouki is much greater and the instrument is more versatile
  • Sustainability - Its extra scale length makes the bouzouki far more sustainable, allowing it to play pieces of music that could sound odd on a mandola. This is obvious when playing the last note of any song
  • Aesthetics - Every instrument is different, however Bouzoukis are well known for their heavily inlaid bodies, which contain great quantities of mother of pearl. An instrument that looks beautiful in design can often be an incentive to perform, and it is also better when playing to other people as it comes across a professional piece of kit

Why pick a mandola?

  • Scale length - The shorter scale length of a mandola makes it much easier to play and to learn for beginners 
  • Convenience - The shorter length and its lighter weight makes it much more easy to transport than a bouzouki. This offers more convenience when performing at gigs
  • Electric - Electric mandolas are much more common than electric bouzoukis. This can give a new dimension to the instrument, allowing for amplifier-boosted sound, giving you the opportunity to perform to larger groups of people.
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