Portuguese Cavaquinho mod. 108



Top – Solid Spruce and Heat Treated Acacia
Backs and sides – Ovangkol
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. 108 C6) or 8 (mod. 108 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.

Additional information

Weight 2,0000 kg

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