Folk & Acoustic Musical Instrument Specialists


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GUITARRA

   
Definition: Portuguese guitar, usually 12 strings in 6 courses. curved fingerboard and fan type tuners. Closely associated with traditional Fado music. Directly related to mediaeval citterns and the English guitar.

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MANDOLINS

The mandolin is part of a family of instruments just like the violin family. The mandolin is the most common and is tuned like the fiddle, GDAE, its big brother, the mandola, is tuned like the viola, CGDA, and the octave mandola which has no violin equivalent is tuned GDAE. There are also the rarer mandocello (CGDA) and mandobas...read more