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

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Portuguese Guitar APC 308CB Spruce Mahogany Half Luxe Coimbra Model


This Coimbra Portuguese guitar is made in Portugal by APC. Solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides. It's a very economical model. 

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The delivery time for this product is 4-5 weeks.

The APC 308CB is a Portuguese fado guitar from Coimbra at a competitive price and impeccable quality. Made in Portugal.

The Coimbra guitar is an instrument with a very particular voice to express the emotions of student life in serenades or on the steps of the Sé Velha to a crowd ready to draw the black capes and go to the level of a doctor in practice.

To give music to those special moments, APC created the 308CB, a Portuguese guitar to play Coimbra fado. The top is in solid spruce with the back and sides in koa. The fingerboard is in black African wood.

At the top, the traditional teardrop-shaped volute that identifies Coimbra's fado guitars stands out. The fan tuning machine is made of resistant metal, thus allowing a precise tuning.

Everything was made and applied with the attention, care and experience of APC, from the nail protection on the top, to the placement of the frets on the neck, to the spruce inlay binding.

The Portuguese guitar from Coimbra is one of three traditional fado guitars - there is also the Portuguese guitar from Porto and the Portuguese guitar from Lisbon. It is different from the others in that it has a longer scale for the more poignant phrasing of the Coimbra ballads. The tuning is a tone below the Lisbon tuning, being A - G - D - A - G - C, from the high to the lowest strings.

The APC 308CB is entirely manufactured in Portugal by one of the most prestigious brands of traditional Portuguese and acoustic instruments in our country.

APC is the largest national company in the field, with artisans who give authenticity and a personal touch to each instrument, manufactured with the most advanced construction technology, for greater precision and rigor. Founded in 1976 by António Pinto Carvalho, APC proudly promotes the Portuguese cultural tradition by building high quality chordophones, accessible to any budget.

If you want to study Coimbra fado, the APC 308CB is the ideal Portuguese guitar to pass exams in the bohemian city of students.


  • Modelo: 308CB (Coimbra)
  • Top: solid spruce
  • Back and sides: koa
  • Tuningg machine: fan tuners
  • Fretboard: african blackwood

Musical instrument made in Portugal

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

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