Salão Musical de Lisboa Musical instrument shop since 1958
Salão Musical de Lisboa Musical instrument shop since 1958

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Artimúsica Cavaquinho CV11C Simple Ray Sound Hole with Machine Heads


The cavaquinho model CV11C from Artimúsica has a mouth style streak fish, machine head and simple finish. The top is in solid linden.

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The Artimúsica cavaquinho CV11C is a very simple and affordable instrument, manufactured with the tradition and quality of one of the most important manufacturers of traditional Portuguese instruments. Artimúsica uses the best materials and applies all the knowledge and experience of its artisans in the construction of their instruments, following the traditional standards in current manufacturing methods.

Artimúsica CV11C is a finished example of Artimúsica manufacturing quality. The top of this ukulele is solid linden, the backs and sides are solid walnut, cherry, maple or mahogany from Australia. The neck is in poplar and the fretboard is in panga panga, a wood widely used for its strength and durability.

The Artimúsica cavaquinho CV11C is a discreet instrument that has all the traditional characteristics. This simple model has a streak-shaped mouth, as the Portuguese Minho tradition in the construction of this instrument dictates, and tuning is ensured by a chime system.

The light wood contrasts perfectly with the discreet décor, typical lines that surround the body and soundhole, and has a brilliant finish.

The cavaquinho is traditionally tuned from the highest to the lowest string in D - B - G - G. The cavaquinho can slso be tuned in G: D - B - G - D; in A: E - C# - A- Mi; in C: G -E - C -G; in C: G - E - C - C.

These variations open up huge possibilities for integrating the cavaquinho as an accompaniment instrument or soloist in a tuna, in a set of traditional music or in another musical style to the performer's taste, whether in groups or solo.

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 Cavaquinho Artimúsica CV11C is a simple instrument of great sound and construction quality, with the identity of a national instrument made in Portugal.


  • Model: simple
  • Sound hole: ray
  • Top: solid linden
  • Back and sides: walnut, cherry tree, sycamore or Australian mahogany, solid
  • Neck: poplar
  • Fingerboard: panga panga
  • Machine heads: nickel plated
  • Top finish: open pore
  • Finish: gloss

Portuguese traditional instruments can present differences to the picture
shown in the website due to it's artisanal manufacturing,
specially in it's decoration.

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