GREAT sounding Vintage 4 string Russian DOMRA instrument by Tchaikovsky luthier
Up for sale is a GREAT sounding, highest grade, vintage four-string Domra instrument with flame maple back. The instrument was made in 1977 by Potapov (a Tchaikovsky factory luthier) and is in fantastic condition despite its old age!! It was recently re-fretted by our luthiers and 100% ready to play. This is a quality instrument and plays as good (if not better) than modern high end 4 string domras out there. The label inside says Potapov, made at "VHO". "VHO" is what nowadays is called "the Tchaikovsky factory" and it is located at the exact same production area/building in Moscow, Russia.
The sound of the Domra is just great - bright, loud, full, and open at the same time, with lush overtones and lots of bassy low end on the lowest 4th string.
The construction is rock solid - there are no "breathing" cracks, constructively it's a very tight build and you will feel the quality right at the moment when you take it in your hands. The neck is a "sandwich-type" combination of woods for stability.
You can definitely perform as a solo artist with this domra or in the orchestra.
As mentioned above - the instrument is 100% ready to play, has low action strings, and does not demand any investments.
This instrument was also checked by maestro Alexander Tsygankov himself (my dad, who is People's Artist of the Russian Federation and a professor at Gnesin's Academy of Music).
My dad is always auditioning our instruments prior to we put it on eBay and I'm very picky when it comes to construction quality as I was dealing with the production of boutique custom electric guitars for all of my life. So you get that double control on our side.
Send me a message if you have any questions about this beautiful Domra. The case is not included in an auction but I'll pack very well. If you'd like a hard case - I can get you a high-quality AMC case at the manufacturers' price of 150$.