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Cavaquinho Basic acustico - wide fingerboard - APC

Cavaquinho Basic acustico - wide fingerboard - APC

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weight (net):
0,6 kg

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145,00 *

incl. VAT , plus shipping costs

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Total price: €190.50 *

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Cavaquinho Basic acustico - wide fingerboard - APC

item number: A170016
finish: matt
material: solid / lam. wood
pick-up: none, accoustic
rib / back: Koa
soundboard / top: swedish pine (solid)
total length: 595 mm
scale length: 350 mm
nut width: 36 mm
max. width of rib: 88 mm
weight (net): 0,6 kg

Cavaquinho with a wide fingerboard - ideal for people switching to cavaquinho from the guitar

People coming from the guitar who want to learn cavaquinho often find the narrow Brazilian fingerboards and the steep hand position particularly difficult to master. For this reason, APC has built a model with 6mm more nut width, which may not seem like much at first glance, but has quite an impact in terms of playing comfort. The narrow string action is thus loosened up and you'll find the changeover to the smaller instrument a lot easier.

Beautifully crafted, simple beginner or travel cavaquinho by APC. Almost half a century of luthier tradition have gone into this beautiful, very precisely crafted cavaquinho. APC specialises in Portuguese stringed instruments, with an emphasis on quality and great sound. But also optically this model can be seen. Soft, warm, local woods and the luthier's experience of a family business have created a series of instruments that are quite impressive.

If you are looking for an inexpensive beginner model, like a simple design or want an affordable travel option without amplification which is of plenty good quality that you will still be happy to play it in many years to come, you have found the right one.
Simple design, good mechanics, matt finish and brilliant sound.

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Customer reviews for "Cavaquinho Basic acustico - wide fingerboard"

9 Oct 2022
I’m a beginner and no

I’m a beginner and no guitar expert but this Cavaquinho has a good build Quality and a really nice bright and open sound. Perfect for my goal and Great value for money!

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Handmade quality cavaquinhos from Portugal, beautifully finished and made in Europe Born in... more


Handmade quality cavaquinhos from Portugal, beautifully finished and made in Europe

Born in 1951, António Pinto Carvalho, founder of APC Instrumentos Musicais, opened his company in 1976 with the aim of producing high quality stringed instruments.

Already at the tender age of 10, António Pinto Carvalho began to learn the art he still devotes himself to today. Guided and inspired by his grandfather, he built the first cavaquinhos and guitars. Today he is one of the most famous guitar makers in Portugal, the company is still in the hands of his family.

With around 50 employees, APC is the largest national company in this field and produces and sells a wide range of instruments worldwide. Despite its traditional background, the company invests in the latest technology and strives for the greatest possible accuracy and precision in the manufacturing of string instruments. However, the irreplaceable work of a luthier remains important, turning every instrument into a unique piece and defining its beauty and sound. The symbiosis between 19th century craftsmanship and today's technology is the key to the quality and authenticity of every APC instrument.

APC Instrumentos Musicais stands for Portugal's reputation for string instrument making, a country as rich in chords and sound scapes as the string instruments themselves. Genuine Portuguese culture and tradition.


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