Puerto Rican Cuatro (used)

Product Description

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 is used and has some issues. The bridge is peeling off from the lower side (shown in pictures) and needs a repair. There is also general wear and tear, scratches and dents.

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  • $249.00
    SKU: USE005
  • Regular price $470.00


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