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Ghirotondo Bouzouki - What brand is best? (73* d) RE: Bouzouki - What brand is best? 22 May 09

I have an octave mandolin and a bouzouki by Valerio Gorla (from a town near Milan, Italy). Both are cedar top, and the zouk has walnut back and sides, maple neck and ebony fretboard. Paid (each) little more than 1000 equipped with Fishman Natural II piezo. I am completely satisfied, except for the resonances I seldom have when playing amplified. But you know, piezo have their drawbacks...
I think the price/quality ratio is very good. Also, the person is exquisite, ready to fix any problem on the spot (if time permits).
If you plan a holiday in northern Italy and need a zouk/mandola/mandolin, it is worth a detour, if only to have a look and a try.
Here is his address:
Valerio Gorla
Via Montegrappa, 53
20024 Garbagnate Milanese (MI)


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