Ceann de trí uirlis a dhein mé as Iúr Portaigh ó Phortach na Buaraí atá 5000 bliain d'aois a d'aimsigh Matt Lohan dom. Don bouzouki seo, mheasc mé Iúr a' Phortaigh le Iúr ó Thigh Carton, Co. Chill Dara. Tá an patrún snáithe fíorchosúil sa dá adhmad, mar gurb ionann iad uair amháin!
"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