Portuguese Coimbra Guitarra


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This used Portuguese Coimbra Guitarra is a traditional Portuguese 12-stringed instrument mostly associated with fado-style music. The Coimbra is stunning with its simple elegance - from its rosette and binding, to its distinctive teardrop headstock and Preston tuners. This model has a typical 18 1/2" scale and 1 3/4" nut width. It sounds great and plays like a cross between a guitar and mandolin, with six courses of two strings, and is tuned generally to A-G-D-A-G-C. In Very Good condition, there are a few small nicks on the body, noticeably one near the pickguard and a few on its back. Additionally, the fretboard has a non-structural shrinkage crack at its 12th fret. It still plays wonderfully and sounds excellent. This Portuguese Coimbra Guitarra is an incredibly cool instrument with a lot musical possibilities. Includes the original hardshell case too.

Check out this video of Carlos Paredes, esteemed Coimbra guitarist, perform "Variações de Artur Paredes" for an idea of how fantastic this instrument can sound.

Portuguese Fado Guitarra - front
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Portuguese Fado Guitarra - front Portuguese Fado Guitarra - body Portuguese Fado Guitarra - rosette Portuguese Fado Guitarra - angle Portuguese Fado Guitarra - back Portuguese Fado Guitarra - grain Portuguese Fado Guitarra - tuners Portuguese Fado Guitarra - headstock

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