It is wonderful how an excellent lutier, bouzouki maker can be in control of the many aspects of a bouzouki. This includes the feel, but also very importantly, the "sound" (tone) of the bouzouki.
I own several good bouzoukia, old ones. I think I have mentioned that in 2006 I went to Greece for several months, and while there I looked to find a new bouzouki. I visited many various shops and makers. I visited Christos Spourdalakis in Peiraieus. After trying every bouzouki in his shop
, I ended up buying a sweet bouzouki from Christos Spourdalakis. It not only felt and played well, but it had a beautiful tone that suited me perfectly, just like some of the antique bouzoukia. My brother ended up buying a beautiful lavouto from Christo. Great sounding instruments.
Here's a video of a guy playing several Spourdalakis trichordo bouzoukia. Listen to the various different tones each one has.