Portuguese Fado Guitar Lisboa - Guitarra WIth Case
A large mandolin-like instrument from Portugal with 12 strings in 6 courses. Made of Spruce and Mahogany. Has traditional Portuguese tuning machines. Curved fingerboard, 22 frets, steel strings. Inlay around soundhole and body. Headstock is carved into a scroll. Small pickguard. Has end pin. With case.
TRADITIONAL TUNING: AGDAGC
1st course: tuned b'b', both wire 0.008"
2nd course: tuned a'a'; both wire 0.010"
3rd course: tuned cc; both wire 0.012"
4th course: wound, tuned b, 0.020" wire, tuned b', 0.008"
5th course: wound, tuned a, 0.025" wire, tuned a', 0.010"
6th course: wound; tuned D, 0.032" wire, tuned d, 0.012"