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 five-course Cuatro, with a body resembling a violin, tuned in fourths with a sound somewhere between a mandolin and 12-string guitar, became the mainstay of Jibaro music. The Cuatro is a standard body style, tuned BB-EE-AA-DD-GG, and the top is quarter-sawn solid hardwood.
This cuatro has a repaired crack on the top. Sounds and plays like new!
- Solid Spruce Top
- Sapele Back & Sides
- Matte Finish
- Made by APC Musical Instruments in Portugal
- Comes with nice soft case
Model #: CUAPR100