Portuguese Cavaquinho mod. 103



Top – Solid Spruce and Termo Treated Acacia
Backs and sides – Walnut
Neck – Mahogany
Fingerboard – Heat Treated Acacia
Strings type – Steel
Tuning – (1st) D, B, G, G
European model instrument, certified wood FCS and CITES

Also available in 6 (mod. 103 C6) or 8 (mof 103 C8) strings version

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.

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