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JB cavaquinho, Modelo Canhotinho, 2018 (SOLD)

JB cavaquinho, Modelo Canhotinho, 2018 (SOLD)

Regular price $800.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $800.00 USD
Sale Sold out

João Batista (JB) made his name as a luthier in São Paulo, but now lives and has a shop in João Pessoa. I (Andrew) visited him there on my first trip to Brazil and this was the first luthier-made cavaquinho I ever purchased. It was a huge step up from the factory-made instrument I had been learning on. Time now for it offer someone else a significant upgrade at a very affordable price.

Note: As I write this, we have several JB cavaquinhos in stock. They offer an object lesson in why it is not enough to know the name of a builder when it comes time to purchase an instrument. All nominally from the same luthier, they are very different instruments. Come try them and see for yourself.

Top: Spruce 
Back & sides: pau ferro
Fingerboard: Brazilian rosewood
Bridge: Brazilian rosewood
Tuners: import
Note: Back crack glued and cleated

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