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Fado Viola

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)

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  1. Portuguese Fado Viola mod. 502

    Portuguese Fado Viola mod. 502

    160,00 €

    Specifications: Top - Solid Spruce Backs and sides - Mahogany Neck - Mahogany Fingerboard - African Blackwood Made in Portugal Brand: APC 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. Learn More
  2. Portuguese Fado Viola mod. 505 | Luthier Deluxe | Hard-Case Included!

    Portuguese Fado Viola mod. 505 | Luthier Deluxe | Hard-Case Included!

    1 480,00 €

    Specifications: Top - Solid Spruce Backs and sides - Solid Special Rosewood Neck - Mahogany Fingerboard - African Blackwood Made in Portugal Brand: APC 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. Learn More

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