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JB Cavaquinho, modelo "Clássico", 2006 (SOLD)

JB Cavaquinho, modelo "Clássico", 2006 (SOLD)

Regular price $2,200.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,200.00 USD
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Simply put, one of the best cavaquinhos that has ever come through the Choro Shop.  Rich, fat tone across the frequency spectrum and surprising volume. Easy on the hands as well as the eyes.

The modelo "Clássico" is a step up from JB's much more widely available "Canhotinho" model of cavaquinho. When we find one of this vintage -- 2006 is the sweetest of sweet-spots -- we're on it. This particular instrument was evaluated and selected, without hesitation, by Paulo Novais dos Santos, who works with Adam in São Paulo. Back at the shop all they had to do was polish the finish a bit, swap out the cheap budget tuners for top-quality Rubners, and it was good to go.

A/B this cavaquinho with whatever you are playing right now.  If you can go back to yours, congratulations -- you must have something special in your hands.

Top: European Spruce
Back & sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck: Cedro Rosa (Cedar)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Nut: bone+zero fret
Saddle: bone
Scale length: 340mm
Nut width: 29mm
Body depth: 80mm
Widest body width: 232mm
Finish: PU
Tuners: Rubner
Pickup: no
Case: vintage hardcase
Strings: Dinâmico São Paulo cavaco
Recent or notable work: finish polish; new Rubner tuners.

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