Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico Latin American Stringed Musical Instruments
   


Cuban Tres made in Italy Spruce face. CCC565   $400.00  

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Puerto Rican Style Cuatro Spruce top, hardwood body and sides, 10 wound and steel strings, 17 frets, open geared tuners, no truss rod, no button, remarkably good tone, better strings and fine set-up recommended for optimum playability, tuning: BEADG, Total Length 34-1/2", body width 11-1/2", scale length 20-1/2", depth 3-1/4", nut width 2", weight 3.14 lbs.

GUI071   $215.00  

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Inexpensive Puerto Rican Cuatro (second, was str016) Neck slightly warped.

As the Spanish colonized the islands of the Caribbean they brought many things, including musical instruments. Guitars were very popular and as time passed several new variants developed. In Puerto Rico the cuatro, with a violin-like shaped body, tuning in 4ths and a sound sort of between a mandolin and 12-string guitar, became the mainstay of jibaro music. At the same time Cubans in Oriente province altered the guitar a seis (regular Spanish guitar) into a smaller bodied form with 3 courses with variable tunings and both outside courses tuned with octave strings. This was the instrument of the guajiros, playing son and also changui and other forms. These two island guitars have been hard to find but now we can offer a tres and cuatro made in America of hardwoods. Both are modeled after fine traditional instruments and even incorporate some minor changes that improve intonation. The tres is not an altered guitar as are so many being played today - it's a special shape from a 1950's Havana design with small straight upper bouts and a plank-sawn top with special bracing producing a rich but loud tone. It is set up for tuning Gg-cc-Ee or Gg-bb-Ee, and has a tailpiece and classic style bridge true to the original. The cuatro is a standard body style, tuned Bb-Ee-aa-dd-gg, and the top is quarter sawn solid hardwood. Both instruments are matte finished for protection without sacrificing tone to a heavy varnish. SEC2581   $295.00  

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Inexpensive Puerto Rican Cuatro (second, was str016) Great playability. The neck has a high relief, the action is set as low as possible and is medium to medium-high.

As the Spanish colonized the islands of the Caribbean they brought many things, including musical instruments. Guitars were very popular and as time passed several new variants developed. In Puerto Rico the cuatro, with a violin-like shaped body, tuning in 4ths and a sound sort of between a mandolin and 12-string guitar, became the mainstay of jibaro music. At the same time Cubans in Oriente province altered the guitar a seis (regular Spanish guitar) into a smaller bodied form with 3 courses with variable tunings and both outside courses tuned with octave strings. This was the instrument of the guajiros, playing son and also changui and other forms. These two island guitars have been hard to find but now we can offer a tres and cuatro made in America of hardwoods. Both are modeled after fine traditional instruments and even incorporate some minor changes that improve intonation. The tres is not an altered guitar as are so many being played today - it's a special shape from a 1950's Havana design with small straight upper bouts and a plank-sawn top with special bracing producing a rich but loud tone. It is set up for tuning Gg-cc-Ee or Gg-bb-Ee, and has a tailpiece and classic style bridge true to the original. The cuatro is a standard body style, tuned Bb-Ee-aa-dd-gg, and the top is quarter sawn solid hardwood. Both instruments are matte finished for protection without sacrificing tone to a heavy varnish. SEC2670   $310.00  

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Puerto Rican Style Cuatro (was GUI071) Spruce top, hardwood body and sides, 10 wound and steel strings, 17 frets, open geared tuners, no truss rod, no button, remarkably good tone, better strings and fine set-up recommended for optimum playability, tuning: BEADG, Total Length 34-1/2", body width 11-1/2", scale length 20-1/2", depth 3-1/4", nut width 2", weight 3.14 lbs. A little show worn.

SEC3502   $175.00  

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Brazilian Cavaquinho, Professional Acoustic-Electric Professional acoustic- electric Cavaquinho with solid Sitka Spruce top, solid Indian Rosewood back & sides, Cedar neck, Ebony fingerboard and B- Band AT3X preamp with tuner and outputs P10- Mono and XLR- balanced. Hard case included.

Sound Sample STR203E   $1353.30  

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Cuban Tres The Cuban Tres is a guitar-like rhythm instrument with 3 courses of 2 strings each (6 strings in all). It plays a key role in the Cuban "Son" musical style and in many Afro- Cuban inspired bands. It is sometimes referred to as "Cuban Tres Guitar". From the low pitch to the highest, the principal tuning is in C Major: G-C-E. Today many tresoros are playing a step up: A-D-F# or D Major. Solid Cedar top
Cedar back & sides
Gloss finish
Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
Made in Mexico STR229   $299.00  

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Santiago Cuatro Belonging to the "lute" family, this instrument's graceful baroque body has been revered for decades as the national instrument of Puerto Rico. It is played with a flat pick and sounds like a cross between a 12-string guitar and a mandolin. It has 10 strings in 5 courses. It's tuned from low to high B-E-A-D-G, with the B and E in octaves and A-D-G tuned in unison.
Solid Cedar top
Cedar back & sides
Gloss finish
Rosewood fingerboard & bridge STR230   $349.00  

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Professional 10-string Acoustic-Electric Brazilian Classical Viola Professional 10-string acoustic-electric Brazilian Classical Viola with solid Sitka Spruce top, solid Rosewood back & sides, Ebony fingerboard, Cedar neck with adjustable truss rod and B-Band AT3X preamp with tuner and outputs P10-Mono and XLR-balanced. Hard case included. STR231E   $2566.20  

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Puerto Rican Style Cuatro Used Spruce top, hardwood body and sides, 10 wound and steel strings, 17 frets, open geared tuners, no truss rod, no button, remarkably good tone, better strings and fine set-up recommended for optimum playability, tuning: BEADG, Total Length 34-1/2", body width 11-1/2", scale length 20-1/2", depth 3-1/4", nut width 2", weight 3.14 lbs. Some nicks and ding good player. USE005   $310.00  

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Cavaquinho Crafted of mahogany back and sides with a solid cedar face. 18 fret fingerboard with open geared tuners and zero fret. Beautiful inlaid soundhole design and edge binding. 2 wound strings and 2 plain steel, normally tuned DGBD or DGBE (although other tunings are also common). Dimensions: total length 24 inches, body width 9-1/4 inches, scale length 14-1/2 inches, nut width 1-5/16 inches. UKE020   $295.00  

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Inexpensive Puerto Rican Cuatro As the Spanish colonized the islands of the Caribbean they brought many things, including musical instruments. Guitars were very popular and as time passed several new variants developed. In Puerto Rico the cuatro, with a violin-like shaped body, tuning in 4ths and a sound sort of between a mandolin and 12-string guitar, became the mainstay of jibaro music. At the same time Cubans in Oriente province altered the guitar a seis (regular Spanish guitar) into a smaller bodied form with 3 courses with variable tunings and both outside courses tuned with octave strings. This was the instrument of the guajiros, playing son and also changui and other forms. These two island guitars have been hard to find but now we can offer a tres and cuatro made in America of hardwoods. Both are modeled after fine traditional instruments and even incorporate some minor changes that improve intonation. The tres is not an altered guitar as are so many being played today - it's a special shape from a 1950's Havana design with small straight upper bouts and a plank-sawn top with special bracing producing a rich but loud tone. It is set up for tuning Gg-cc-Ee or Gg-bb-Ee, and has a tailpiece and classic style bridge true to the original. The cuatro is a standard body style, tuned Bb-Ee-aa-dd-gg, and the top is quarter sawn solid hardwood. Both instruments are matte finished for protection without sacrificing tone to a heavy varnish. STR016   $470.00  

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