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The Tzouras

This is a smaller bodied version of the bouzouki. It has much the same length as a bouzouki, but a more twangy sound. The bowl is considerably smaller than that of a full sized bouzouki, and this probably causes the difference in the sound.

My mate Nikos playing his tsouras on Hydra in 2008.
My mate Nikos playing his tsouras on Hydra in 2008