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Photos: Jean Fitzgerald

Tuku ///  (photos credit: Jean Fitzgerald)

Acoustic bowl-back guitar- 2013 -Andre Instruments no.77

Dimensions: 100 x 42 x 23 cm
Scale length:660mm
Neck width @ nut 48mm
String spacing @ bridge 62mm
Body length total: 40 cm


Soundboard: Alaska red cedar, with altitude Red spruce bracings
Back&sides: African calabash, monocoque, with Alaska red cedar
Neck: African mahogany, with steel adjustable truss-rod
Fretboard: Macassar ebony, with aluminium dot markers
Headstock: West african ebony and mahogany, pearwood dyed veneer
Bridge: Indian rosewood, hardened, and tung oil finish
Tuning machines: Gotoh classical and mother-of-pearl buttons
Nut: bleached cow bone
Finish: Linseed oil, tung oil, and copal varnish

Pickup: K&K pure classic
Strings: D'addario EJ48, silver, silk, and nylon

For Composer Oliver Mtukudzi, Harare, Zimbabwe


Hi Thierry,

My pleasure to hear from you. I hope you are well. Deze is doing well and is the one I used on the album MOKMBE WE MVURA. Thats why it is on the cover.


I will be in touch.




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