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CUATRO DE PUERTO RICO

   
Definition: Of the guitar family; found in South America and the West Indies. The Venezuelan Cuatro has 4 strings, looks like a ukelele. The Puerto Rican Cuatro has 10 strings and looks more like a Cuban Tres.

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IBERIAN AND LATIN FRETS

The Guitarra or Portuguese Guitar shares the fan tuners and shape of the English Guitar or Gittar which was popular across the British Isles in the 1700s. The modern Portuguese instrument has 12 strings on a strongly curved fingerboard, a teardrop shaped body with a slight bowl to the back. It is used primarily played as a duo w...read more