The name I gave to this instrument is a combination of saz (from Turkey), and bouzouki (originated in Greece and later in Ireland in the 70’s).
I wanted to give this bouzouki kind of a more 12-string dimension so I made a longer scale length (760 mm), that’s also why I made this shape. With this instrument I tried to give a bigger and fuller sound than the sound you get with an Irish bouzouki.
The sazouk has a big sound power, it allows all the bouzouki chords. There’s also a 10-string one. It is ideal for acoustic rhythm.