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coniu...@gmail.com

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May 11, 2009, 6:33:21 PM5/11/09
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Where can I purchase a new balalaika in America without going broke?

Neal

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May 12, 2009, 5:54:35 AM5/12/09
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Have you looked at:

http://imperskaya.com/

?

Nice looking balalaikas at a reasonable price. Haven't seen them
personally tho'. Take a look.

- Neal

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mmka1

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May 12, 2009, 7:24:52 AM5/12/09
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Try "Lark In The Morning".

http://larkinthemorning.com/search.asp?t=ss&sb=0&ss=balalaika

Should you have questions and need to call, speak with David Brown, he
is the store technician and an amateur balalaika player.

Jaime Pitale

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May 12, 2009, 11:46:59 AM5/12/09
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hello, a new balalaika not really sure.  However, I do have an older one that you are welcome to have at a very cheap cost.  you can write me, Jaime, personally at jaime....@gmail.com

Neal

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May 12, 2009, 12:58:56 PM5/12/09
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Strikes me as odd that an instrument that costs $950.00 doesn't even
have pictures shown. Just a drawing? I'd be very skeptical. It might
be a nice instrument, but . . . how can you really tell?

Eligos Dell

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May 12, 2009, 6:32:50 PM5/12/09
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no thank you, I already have a soviet one the was made in the Ukraine. Don't now why they are so expensive here.

Ruben Kazumov

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May 12, 2009, 8:14:08 PM5/12/09
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I bought my one about a month ago in St. Petersburg for $150.

Михаил Коцеруба

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May 12, 2009, 7:52:39 AM5/12/09
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Yes ! )))

Me Allan

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May 13, 2009, 10:06:19 AM5/13/09
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not sure I bought two for 40 Euros a while back and sold one for 50
euro and the one I kept was hand made in the late 40's.. can pick up
for 70 or 80 euro now but the postageto the states is killing.
Allan

Pierre Le

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May 13, 2009, 4:25:39 PM5/13/09
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Look on ebay.... n° 230341899405
 
Regards
 
Pierre

coniu...@gmail.com

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May 13, 2009, 5:21:04 PM5/13/09
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You know, if you look at the construction of a balalaika, it's not
that complicated to make. In eastern Europe in some villages you can
purchase a handmade one for under $100.

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Neal

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May 13, 2009, 7:20:12 PM5/13/09
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Good Luck! It's a *LOT* harder than you think, it just depends on what
you want. There is a reason a quality instrument costs what it does. A
lot of work and expertise goes into it. Sure, you can make your own,
but you might consider buying an inexpensive factory-made instrument
and improving it yourself to make it better. The saying "you get what
you pay for" is true especially in instrument making.

There are very few makers that produce high-quality, hand-made
balalaikas and they are usually worth every penny you would have to
pay for them, just like high-end guitars. If you want a basic,
inexpensive balalaika, then keep an eye on eBay and buy one, then
improve it to suit your needs and for what you can afford. As far as
making one yourself, if you have reasonable woodworking skills and the
desire, time and tools, then go for it. Check out my website for an in-
depth description of the rebuilding of a balalaika:

http://home.comcast.net/~bostonbalalaika/

You might consider going to the American Luthier website and
downloading Jim Flynn's book (in .pdf format) called "Building the
Balalaika" at:

http://www.luth.org/downloads/download.htm

It's the *only* book available in English that I'm aware of where you
can find the necessary details. I would estimate that you'd put in at
least 100+ hours to do it right. Best wishes with whatever you decide.

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