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Bouzouki Bob.

Bouzouki Bob.

The bouzouki, also spelled buzuki or buzuci, is a musical instrument popular in

Greece. It is a member of the long-necked lute family, with a round body with a

flat top and a long neck with a fretted fingerboard. It has steel strings and is

played with a plectrum producing a sharp metallic sound, reminiscent of a

mandolin but pitched lower. There are two main types of bouzouki: the trichordo

(three-course) has three pairs of strings (known as courses) and the tetrachordo

(four-course) has four pairs of strings. The instrument was brought to Greece in

the 1900s by Greek immigrants from Turkey, and quickly became the central

instrument to the rebetiko genre and its music branches. It is now an important

element of modern Greek music.

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Photo taken @ C on 24 November 2019 (© Neil. Moralee / Flickr)

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