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Do Souto Cavaquinho, "Waldir", 1976 (SOLD)

Do Souto Cavaquinho, "Waldir", 1976 (SOLD)

Regular price $2,550.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,550.00 USD
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When a vintage Do Souto cavaco come up for sale anywhere in Brazil, we check it out. Then, mostly, we pass. Most are not in great shape and many have been modified significantly, rarely for the better. Here's one of just two we have enthusiastically said "yes" to. Made by Moacyr Vianna, a highly regarded luthier for that fabled label during its golden years, it dates back to 1976.  It sounds great, and thanks to a recent set up in Adam's shop it plays very well. We'll deliver it in a newer hardshell case, but with the original case from Ao Bandolim de Ouro as well. These Do Soutos are the pinnacle of vintage cavaquinhos for collectors and players, and increasingly rare.  Here's your crack at a great one.

Luthier: Moacyr Vianna
Top: European Spruce
Back & sides: Orelha de Onca / Brazilian Rosewood
Neck: Cedro Rosa (Cedar)
Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood
Nut: bone+zero fret
Saddle: bone
Scale length: 336mm
Nut width: 29mm
Body depth: 78mm
Widest body width: 230mm
Finish: shellac
Tuners: Horvath clover
Pickup: no
Case: original hardcase + new Dix Hardshell case.  
Strings: Dinâmico São Paulo cavaco

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