One of three instruments I made from 5000 year old bog yew from the Boora Bog, Co. Offaly. Thanks to Matt Lohan for sourcing the wood for me. This bouzouki includes a marriage of the Bog Yew and Yew from Carton House, Co. Kildare. Their grain is remarkably similar as they were once the same, just the colour in the difference!
"The first thing that you notice is the exquisite craftsmanship. This bouzouki is constructed from a myriad of precise design features that build to an aesthetically pleasing finished product. The combination of woods, the high quality fret wire and the classy tuners all make for a stunning instrument. Next is the feel—an intangible element that is often overlooked. This bouzouki sits just right in either standing or sitting positions.
Of course, none of this would mean anything but for the sound. The bright trebles sparkle, the resonant basses sit in perfect balance. The intonation is perfect—so good that a capo on the twelfth fret will give you a perfectly usable mandolin. This is a truly wonderful instrument which will only improve with age. A future heirloom!" ~ Pat Ahern