Portuguese Fado Viola mod. CGS 307



Top – Solid Spruce
Backs and sides – Sapelli
Strings Type: Steel Strings
Tuning – (1st) E, B, G, D, A, E
Finishing – High Gloss
European model instrument, certified wood FCS and CITES

Made in Portugal

*The rosette design may change according to existent stock!

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.

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Besides the guitarra portuguese the Portuguese Fado is also accompanied by a normal looking classical guitar, called a viola de fado. Notice that all the other violas are different : they are smaller and have double strings. The main difference with a normal classical guitar is that the viola de fado does not have nylon strings, but steel strings. Sometimes it has a small narrow piece of pickguard at the right side of the strings between soundhole and bridge. The tuning of the viola de fado is like a normal guitar. The player plays (without a plectrum) the chords and especially the typical bass riffs. Sometimes a 4-string acoustic bass guitar (violão baixa) is also part of the fado instruments to accompany the singer (man or woman). (Source – ATLAS of Plucked Instruments)

Additional information

Weight 3,5000 kg