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Manoel Andrade 5-string Cavaquinho ~2008 (SOLD)

Manoel Andrade 5-string Cavaquinho ~2008 (SOLD)

Regular price $1,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,500.00 USD
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The late Manoel Andrade is one of our favorite luthiers, so we've seen a bunch of his cavaquinhos. But none of us had ever seen an Andrade 5-string before this one came along. If you've been considering a 5-string cavaquinho -- very useful for soloing -- consider this one. It's in great shape, it's a terrific instrument, and it may be the last one we ever see. Manoel did not date his instruments, but based on what we know of its history we place it around 2008.

Top: Western Red Cedar
Back & sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck: Cedro rosa (Cedar)
Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood
Nut: bone+zero fret
Saddle: bone
Scale length: 338mm
Nut width: 41mm
Body depth: 68mm
Widest body width: 240mm
Finish: nitro
Tuners: Deval
Pickup: yes
Case: hardcase 
Strings: Dinâmico São Paulo cavaco 5
Recent or notable work: polished new bone saddle, finish polish

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