A unique custom one off acoustic instrument designed especially for John Duffy to
suit his own unique style of playing. The sound hole and shape is based on the 'grand bouche' (French for 'big mouth') gypsy design, but
smaller – hence the name…
What happens if you cross a bouzouki with a gypsy style guitar?
When John asked me that question I really had no idea and there was only one way
to find out.
A long time was spent in the design process – a full size gypsy style guitar shape
was way too big for such a slender neck. After several re-drawings it was gradually
re-proportioned and tweaked until we arrived at this shape; comfortably small and
As this instrument was made to replace John's old favourite bouzouki which he'd
just about worn out, we were both a little concerned what it would sound like –
Fortunately it belies its size and has since become his main instrument.
Find out more and hear it
Here at Bailey guitars we love a challenge so if you have any similar questions
you would like answered let us know.
This instrument is not available in the Bailey shop- please contact
us for a quote.
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