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#1 2011-06-20 12:24:04

Roger Guppy
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Not a Ukelele!

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This is a CAVAQUINHO (pronounced 'kavakiniu'). Although the back sides and neck are varnished the solid front is not and appears to untreated in any way. It has steel strings and is most commonly tuned D-G-B-D although the ancient Portuguses tuning is D-A-B-E but other tunings are also used.

Aparently in the late 19th century the Portuguese took this instrument to Hawaii and from this the ukelele was born.

Roger


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#2 2011-06-21 14:52:30

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Re: Not a Ukelele!

Cool! Made in Portugal!!!


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#3 2011-06-21 19:02:30

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Re: Not a Ukelele!

Sweet!  How does it sound?


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#4 2011-06-21 19:54:55

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Re: Not a Ukelele!

I think it looks beautiful


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#5 2011-06-22 00:27:44

Roger Guppy
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Re: Not a Ukelele!

Apparently they are available with nylon strings too but this one has steel ones and has a very different sound to a uke. I will try and record something with it so you can hear for yourselves.

Roger


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#6 2011-06-23 03:18:44

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Re: Not a Ukelele!

Wow thats pretty cool.. I wonder why the neck and top aren't finished? Any ideas?


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#7 2012-01-14 19:39:02

mightytyger
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Re: Not a Ukelele!

that is awesome id love to hear how it sounds!

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#8 2012-01-14 20:21:28

bluejeep
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Re: Not a Ukelele!

What a beautiful instrument, anything this lovely must sound like heaven.

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#9 2012-01-15 18:54:43

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Re: Not a Ukelele!

Looks like a baby guitar,good looking insterment.


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