Portuguese Cavaquinho mod. 102 C8



Top –  Spruce with African Blackwood
Backs and sides – Walnut
Neck – Maple
Fingerboard – African Blackwood
Strings type – steel 8 strings

European model instrument, certified wood FCS and CITES

Made in Portugal

Each instrument has an individual design so that no two are identical.

LEAD-TIME: Hand-Manufactured to order, please allow 15-30 working days to dispatch.


The Portuguese cavaquinho is a small string instrument (like the ukulele) of the European guitar family with four wires or gut strings. It is also called machinbo, machim, machete (Portuguese islands’ and Brazilian designation), manchete or marchete, braguinha or braguinho and cavaco. This instrument first went to Madeira (in 1854, to become the braguinha) and then on to Hawaii (in 1879) to become the ukulele.

Additional information

Weight 2,000 kg

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