Cavaquinho Artimúsica 11114L 8 Strings Round Sound Hole Half Tops Fan

The cavaquinho is a portuguese chordophone used specially in popular, portuguese folk music. Artimúsica model  10016 has a top with 2 different woods with 2 different colors, round soundhole and the machine head is fan style. It is an 8-string cavaquinho, also called "cavaquinho de tuna".

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The 8-string 11114L Artimúsica Cavaquinho is a traditional Portuguese instrument made by the best traditional craftsmen. For  tunas and not only.

The 8 string cavaquinho is a portuguese chordophone also known as cavaquinho de tuna. It is a very popular variation of the four-string cavaquinho, widely used by student tunas, who benefit from the brighter sound of the eight strings and make it stand out among other instruments.

The woods chosen by Artimúsica are of high quality, and have been treated for longer life and superior sound quality. The top is in solid spruce, and the bottom and the sides are in walnut or cherry. The neck is in mahogany and the fretboard is in panga panga (Millettia laurentii), a hard wood, sturdy and aesthetically appealing wood from Mozambique.

And the Artimúsica cavaquinho 11114L is an instrument of high aesthetic quality. The top consists of two sections in different shades of wood, which contrast with the bright finish of the sides, and the tuning machines are nickel plated.

The eight - string cavaquinho can be tuned in a variety of ways, such as the traditional cavaquinho, from the highest to the lowest string in D - B - G- G. The casvquinho can still be tuned in A: E - C# - A - E; in C: G -E-C-G ,in C: G - E - C - C. The most widespread tuning in the Lisbon tunas is E - C# - A - A.

These variations open up huge possibilities to integrate the cavaquinho as an accompaniment instrument or soloist in a tuna, a traditional music ensemble, or another musical style to the performer's taste.

Founded in September 1992 Artimúsica is one of the reference brands in the artisanal construction of traditional Portuguese instruments. It is a family business that follows the construction method started by master Joaquim José Machado over 100 years ago. Their grandchildren, masters Manuel Carvalho and José Carvalho, manufacture each instrument as if it were a true work of art, making each piece unique and of high quality.

The 11114L Cavaquinho Artimúsica is an excellent instrument at an affordable price, perfect for those who like to play traditional Portuguese music or add trills and melodies to the tuna serenades, and perpetuate the national musical legacy with the manufacturing quality of one of the largest instrument companies. traditional portuguese


  • Model: 11114L, 8-string and half-tops, simples
  • Soundhole: round
  • Top: linden and solid panga panga
  • Bottom and sides: Australian walnut, cherry, maple or mahogany, solid
  • Neck: poplar
  • Fretboard: panga panga
  • Binding: traditional sausage
  • Tuning machines: fan system
  • Finish: gloss

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