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Viola dourada cinturada eletric - Rozini

Viola dourada cinturada eletric - Rozini

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Electric Viola Caipira Cinturada Dourada - with tuner and active pickup The viola cinturada... more

Viola dourada cinturada eletric - Rozini

item number: A316617
material: solid / lam. wood
pick-up: active
neck: cedar
fretboard / bridge: Purple Heart
rib / back: maple (lam.)
soundboard / top: spruce (solid)
frets: chrome nickel
tuning pegs: Pino Fino gold-plated
strings: steel (J82A D Addario)
finish: clear paint
total length: 970 mm
scale length: 580 mm
nut width: 47 mm
max. width of rib: 102 mm
weight (net): 1,65 kg

Electric Viola Caipira Cinturada Dourada - with tuner and active pickup

The viola cinturada dourada by Rozini is the waisted, slimmer version of the viola caipira and is an important part of the range of exceptional Brazilian instruments.  A 10-stringed folk music instrument from the central south of Brazil with 5 courses of strings arranged in pairs, the second 'empty' resonating string that are often found on lute instruments. There are a variety of different open tuning options for the viola caipira (see examples below). Made of quality woods, with an active pickup, brilliant sound characteristics and crafted details like the real-wood mosaic make this viola an absolute favourite and extraordinary piece.

Caipira means 'boy from the country' (caipirinha is the girl from the countryside). The viola is typically plucked, you might see musicians using finger pick rings rather than normal plecs. Also common are nail extensions, as known from Spanish guitar music. The origin of the viola is not entirely clear, many stories are entwined around its roots; one suspects its origin from the post-medieval north of Portugal, where it bears a great resemblance to baroque 10-string lutes. This is probably how the viola made it to Brazil, imported by immigrants. The viola caipira has unofficially acquired the secret status of the Brazilian national instrument, only surpassed by the small all-round instrument pandeiro, which is now played all over the world. The viola caipira has also secured a place for itself in the modern music world.
Well-known artists are or were Almir Sater (traditional & pop), Andréa Carneiro, Helena Meireles and many more.

Various (open) types of tuning include the so-called 'afinação cebolão';
Examples (double strings, from high to low):

Cebolão D major:
d = d
a = a
f# = f#
d - d octave
a - a octave

Cebolão E major:
e = e
b = b
g# = g#
e - e octave
b - b octave

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In Brazil, people not only play drums and percussion:
The most common instrument is probably the acoustic guitar. No matter if traditional 6-string guitar or like preferred in Samba and Choro with 7 strings, ROZINI has the righ instruments.

ROZINI also offers bandolins or the viola caipira, a 10-string instrument which is very popular in Brazil, and of course a large variety of Cavaquinhos. The little allrounder is suitable for (almost) every music style: you can play it in any Samba session in a small round, the Samba de mesa, when accompaning a big Samba school, or as a virtuoso solo instrument playing Choro. The cavaquinho is a small instrument with endless possibilities.


ROZINI was born as a result of an association of various luthiers and is nowadays one of the largest and renowned producers of stringed instruments of Brazil. The instruments are handmade in serie-production in São Paulo.

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