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(C4) Manoel Andrade Cavaquinho, *2010

(C4) Manoel Andrade Cavaquinho, *2010

Regular price $1,400.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,400.00 USD
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This is the fourth Manoel Andrade instrument, all cavaquinhos, that we have acquired for sale in the Choro Shop. *Unlike many builders, Manoel did not include the date his labels, so our reporting of its age is based on what we were told by the original owner, from whom we purchased it. That owner had many instruments and obviously cared well for them. Measuring 31mm at the nut, the fingerboard of this cavaquinho is on the wider side of the "normal" spectrum -- read: comfortable for those of us more accustomed to the feel of a guitar or mandolin -- and plays easily. It has the bright, well-balanced, dry tone guaranteed to cut through the mix in your next roda!

Top: European Spruce
Back & sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck: Cedro Rosa (Cedar)
Fingerboard: Brazilian rosewood
Nut: Bone + zero fret
Saddle: Bone
Scale length: 342mm
Nut width: 31mm
Body depth: 82mm
Widest body width: 218mm
Finish: PU
Tuners: Import
Pickup: no
Case: brown/gold hardcase
Strings: Dinâmico São Paulo cavaco
Recent work: setup and new saddle
Condition: Very good -- some fretwear and light dings from use over the years.

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