Rajão From Madeira Island mod. RAJ Luthier | Case Included!



Top -Solid Spruce
Backs and sides – Rosewood
Machine head – 3+2 Nickel
Strings type – steel

European model instrument, certified wood FCS and CITES
Made in Portugal

(Due to the aleatoric nature of the natural wood changes in wood shape and tone color may occur)

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 rajão is the slightly bigger relative of the Portuguese braguinha, with 5 courses. The rajao is made like a small guitar, with the fretboard slightly raised. It has friction pegs from the back or normal tuning machines (2×3). It has 5 metal strings in 5 courses, the first course is double. The tuning is : 5-5-4-5 >> d’ g’ c’ e’ a’a’ (guitar-like). It is played by strumming chords, to accompany folk singing. The story about the birth of the ukulele is that both the braguinha and the rajão sailed in 1879 to Hawaii. Here the ukulele developed, by getting its size from the braguinha instrument, and its tuning from the rajão.

Additional information

Weight 3,5000 kg

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