25.25"/64cm or 24"/61cm scale length
16 fret neck
body : 16.7"L / 15.4"W / 3.6"D
36 mm neck width at nut
string gauges: .012p, .017p or .020w, .030w, .045w
tunings : GDAD, ADAD, GDAE


Flat-top bouzoukis have a wonderful punchy and incisive character. This allows for extra presence in acoustic sessions, for one. For two, the 'cool' twang and sustain compliments melody or rhythm playing in celtic styles and works well in middle-eastern, modal music and pop.

The top is reinforced with several perpendicular ladder braces below the soundhole, around it and above. Attention is paid to a fine hand-thicknessed soundboard and clean interior workmanship. The back is slightly rounded which helps with projection.

2016 UPDATE. Nyberg Instruments is now offering a smaller body bouzouki, in either carved or flat-top. This zouk is 14 3/4" wide as opposed to 15.5", though slightly deeper. Currently we're working on a new page for the website. But in the meantime please visit the facebook pages here to see them and to hear them.

You can choose a topwood of sitka spruce, red cedar or Engleman spruce. I have found these choices to be complimentary to my bouzouki designs.

My custom design tailpiece excepts ball-end strings and is outfitted underneath with a leather string dampener to limit sympathetic resonances below the bridge. I can make reccomendations to outfit your bouzouki with the proper pick-up and pre-amp systems.

Note: A slightly shorter scale length bouzouki can be made at the same cost, a 24" string length with the same body dimensions.

EVERY NYBERG Bouzouki incorporates solid body plates, a mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, adjustable truss rod (through soundhole), chrome precision tuning heads, chrome strap buttons, bone nut and saddle, custom cast and hinged bronze tailpiece, and includes a hardshell archtop case. Lifetime warranty.

Check the Design Ethics Page for details on construction, design, and options such as pick-ups.


Starting at $3000 US ($3600 CAD), honduran mahogany body, choice of top, and rosewood binding. Hardshell case included.

Top Options Body Options Binding Options
cedar honduran mahogany rosewood
engelmann spruce flamed koa ebony
sitka spruce indian rosewood cocobolo
port orford cedar paduak brazilian rosewood
alaska yellow cedar flamed maple  
  quilted maple  

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