After quite a few years playing Octave Mandolin, I’ve decided to branch out and buy a Bouzouki… I’ve researched a lot of the popular, respected makers, looked at their sites/work when I could find them and I’ve narrowed it down a bit….
Problem is, as much as I would REALLY like to try out an instrument from each maker first, there’s just no way to do that from where I’m located — and who I know, etc.
So, I’m wondering what the differences are among bouzoukis from these makers:
Stefan Sobell, Davy Stuart, Peter Abnett & Phil Crump
I’m know they all make great instruments in their own right. But if anyone has had the chance to compare two or more of these, I’d love to hear your thoughts. What are the differences in overall sound and "tonality", playability, craftsmanship …even price if you happen to know. Of course, the character of the sound is the most interesting point…
P.S. I know there’ve been similar threads on this before. I’ve read them, but they haven’t totally answered my questions. 😉