Puerto Rican Cuatro, neck issues
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 five-course Cuatro, with a body resembling a violin,¬†tuned in 4ths¬†with a sound somewhere¬†between a mandolin and 12-string guitar, became the mainstay of Jibaro music. This island guitar has been hard to find but now we can offer a cuatro made in America with hardwoods. Modeled after fine traditional instruments¬†this version even incorporates some minor changes that improve intonation and playability. The Cuatro is a standard body style, tuned Bb-Ee-aa-dd-gg, and the top is quarter sawn solid hardwood. It is¬†matte finished for protection without sacrificing tone.
This one has some minor neck issues, but still plays fine. Some wear and tear on the body.