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Do Souto Cavaquinho, "Waldir", 1980 (SOLD)

Do Souto Cavaquinho, "Waldir", 1980 (SOLD)

Regular price $2,300.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,300.00 USD
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A true classic, Do Souto cavaquinhos of this vintage are highly sought after, hard to find, and often not in great shape.  In the mid 20th century they set the standard for what a cavaquinho could and should sound like in a roda de choro or samba: loud, rich, crisp, dry. This cavaquinho offers all that and is in very good condition. We believe the top was refinished in a more durable PU at some point, while the back and sides appear to be the original shellac. Plays easy, sounds terrific. 

Luthier: Moacyr Vianna
Top: European Spruce
Back & sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck: Cedro Rosa (Cedar)
Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood
Nut: bone+zero fret
Saddle: bone
Scale length: 336mm
Nut width: 31mm
Body depth: 80mm
Widest body width: 230mm
Finish: shellac (orig) + PU (top)
Tuners: Horvath clover
Pickup: yes
Case: Dix hardshell case
Strings: Dinâmico São Paulo cavaco

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