Cavaquinhos from Brazil and Portugal--for sale

Cavaquinhos originally came from Continental Portugal where they had a number of names (Braquinha, Machete, Cavaquinho de Lisboa, Cavaquinho de Braga, etc.)


The Cavaquinho Brasileiro (Brazilian Cavaquinho) has a larger body and a stronger sound than the Portuguese version because its strings are tuned to higher tension. They are used in Choros, and Sambas from Brazil and Mornas from Cape Verde. The Brazilian Cavaquinho is tuned e, b, g, d or d, b, g, d (4th to 1st). Typically the string length is 340mm

At this time I have an excellent Cavaquinho handmade in Rio de Janeiro by Barros, $1800 including case.. This instrument has a solid spruce face, solid back and sides of Faia (also spelt Faya) and ebony fingerboard.




Please inquire by email about particulars: ron@fernandezmusic.com

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