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Solid Body Electric Bouzoukis
For those of you who prefer to have something different, why not have a Solid Body Bouzouki ? These are truly bespoke instruments and can be fitted with a huge array of active or passive pickups.
Electric Bouzoukis are great fun and sound amazing. I like to use Seymour Duncan Hot Rail pickups. These pickups are Strat size but are twin coil like a humbucker but with the coils stacked. They sound absolutely amazing, really powerful with an incredibly full and rich tone and as they’re rail pickups instead of having individual pole pieces the wider string spacing on a bouzouki isn’t an issue.
You can also have a Headway HE4 pickup fitted into the bridge saddle going to a separate output. This allows for a truly acoustic sound to the instrument giving you many more tonal combinations.
You also have a huge variety of woods to chose from giving the instrument a truly custom appearance. In the photos opposite there are instruments with figured Mahogany, Flame Maple and Zebrano used for the tops.