Played in a variety of tunings, the pairs of strings are often tuned A-D-G-C, and octave below the mandola. The deep, rich voice of the Irish Bouzouki is perfect for accompaniment as well as lead and solo work.
Per the manufacturer: In the last 30 years, the Irish Bouzouki has come to the forefront of the Celtic Music scene. Played in a variety of tunings, the pairs of strings are often tuned A-D-G-C, and octave below the mandola. The deep, rich voice of the Irish Bouzouki is perfect for accompaniment as well as lead and solo work. Trinity College, with the introduction of its TM-375 Irish Bouzouki, has answered the prayers of all the players who have no other choice but an expensive, "boutique" instrument. The TM-375 offers the same quality, style and sound for far less cost.
Its specifications include that the two-piece, bookmatched, top is not only solid spruce but it is an extremely close-grained and beautiful spruce; its maple body stained a walnut color has a flat top and flat back, and is, under the top, x-braced; the body is bound in ivoroid. The neck is long scale and comfortable to use (right at home in the hands of a guitarist) and it features a rosewood fingerboard bestowed with handsome mother-of-pearl dotmarkers and, inside a very welcome adjustable truss rod.
This instrument has the beloved “snakehead” style peghead that gets skinnier as it travels upward, that has a black overlay with three-ply purfling, and this is inlaid with a beautiful and ornate Trinity Cross. The body and neck finish is high-gloss. We should probably mention that it has a round sound hole and tuning is accomplished by way of sealed-gear tuners with metal buttons. It has a carved bone nut, its saddle is comprised of ebonyand bone; the scale neck is 26 3/8” nut to saddle. The reason it sounds so darn good is that it has octave strings on the G and D and unison strings on the A and E.
MORE SPECIFICATIONS: Like many of us it has a pear-shaped body, an overall length of 38 ½”, a nut width of 1.1875 (which is 1 3/16” in the land we come from), a body width of 13 ½” at the widest part, a neck length of 20.1875mm which is 20 3/16th”, a body depth of 3 inches (for some reason they don’t tell us the millimeters), a distance from neck heel to the top of the peghead (thought you might like to know) of 21.245mm or 20 1/8”, and a weight (pre-diet) of 4.5 pounds.
Now you know every single thing a person can know about the TM-375 and both of us can sleep better at night with our bouzouki beside us in the padded berth.