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Semi-Hollow Balalaika Valera

Workshop of Dmitry Poznysh / Semi-Hollow Balalaika Valera

About the project – electro-balalaika

In my practice this is the second electro-balalaika. The customer needed it to be in a rock style – both in appearance and sound. Because special preferences were not indicated, the design was completely up to me. I only occasionally showed the sketches for approval. The result is this interesting instrument.

NameSemi-Hollow Balalaika
Body WoodMahogany
Top WoodFlame Maple
Neck WoodMacassar Ebony
Fretboard WoodMacassar Ebony
Scale Length17”
Frets24 Sintoms 2 mm SS
TunersWilkinson
BridgeCustom Made Piezo
PickupsAPG Stratobucker
ElectronicsCTRL-X L.R.Baggs
FinishGloss Lacquer