Portuguese Cavaquinho mod. 109


Top – Solid Spruce with inlayd rosette
Backs and sides – Rosewood
Neck – Mahogany
Fingerboard – African Blackwood
Strings type – steel
Tuning – (1st) D, B, G, G

European model instrument, certified wood FCS and CITES

Also available in 8 strings version (109C8)

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

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 1,5000 kg

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