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(C1) Agnaldo Luz Cavaquinho, July 2020

(C1) Agnaldo Luz Cavaquinho, July 2020

Regular price $2,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,500.00 USD
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São Paulo-based Agnaldo Luz is one of Brazil's most in-demand builders, with a waiting list of a couple years for a new instrument. So we're always happy to be able to offer you one you can have right away. Word of warning: they seldom last long here in the Choro Shop.

We purchased this instrument directly from Henrique Cazes, a renowned cavaquinista based in Rio. The instrument's label bears the following inscription:  Construido especialmente para o amigo e mestre das 4 cordas, Henrique Cazes. (Built specially for our friend and master of the 4 strings, Henrique Cazes.) 

Top-quality materials, fashioned by a master luthier. 

Top: European Spruce
Back & sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck: Cedro rosa (cedar)
Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood
Nut: bone
Saddle: bone
Scale length: 340mm
Nut width: 30mm
Body depth: 81mm
Widest body width: 222mm
Finish: shellac
Tuners: Schertler
Pickup: RMC (see note below)
Case: WC hardcase
Additional: Inscription to the original owner, Henrique Cazes.
Condition: Excellent (One very small ding in the top; faint signs of what may have been a re-glue of the bridge.)

Re pickup: The RMC that H. Cazes had installed on this cavaco is a high-quality pickup integrated with the saddle, notable in that it is feedback-free even at high volumes and able to serve as a midi controller.  To use it, you would need to have (or invest in) an RMC pre-amp, their Poly-Drive II. Other options include rewiring the pickups (one per string) to a more standard jack or replacing the saddle altogether with one of bone and using the pickup of your choice. 

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