I use the Irish bouzouki since March 2012 because I wanted to buy one for St Patrick and change the mandolin or mandolin. The handle is very nice and you can go without problem on Irish jigs and reels.
In rhythm, it sounds divinely and has nothing to envy the good folk guitars such as Martin, Takamine or Ovation.
He is best-selling hard case and it would certainly more than a small piezo to the case.
That said, a transplanted SM 57 in concert or recording, the sound is perfect!