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Portuguese guitar Artimúsica, Coimbra model. Instrument used in Coimbra fado, the pitch is a step down the pitch of the Portuguese guitar, Lisbon model.
The Artimúsica GP70C is a Portuguese fado guitar from Coimbra handcrafted in Portugal.
The Coimbra GP70C fado guitar is built by the experienced artisans of Artimúsica, one of the biggest producers of traditional Portuguese instruments.
Manufactured according to the traditional manufacturing processes of these chordophones, the Portuguese guitar Artimúsica GP70C is perfect for Fado guitarists in the student city.
The Artimúsica GP70C guitar is made with selected materials. The top is in solid spruce and the back and sides are in solid walnut. The combination of these woods gives it a rich tone and high-quality volume, perfect characteristics to be heard in serenades, streets and to impress tourists in improvised performances.
The neck is in mahogany, very comfortable, with a fingerboard in panga panga, which gives it a comfortable and high quality touch. As it is a Portuguese guitar from Coimbra, it features the scroll known as “tear”, the element that distinguishes it from other Portuguese guitars.
The finishes are discreet, with great care and attention to detail. It is a guitar for demanding guitarists who already know their way through the streets of Alta de Coimbra and through the fundamental melodies of the student city.
The Portuguese fado guitar from Coimbra is different because it has a longer scale for the phrasing of Coimbra ballads. The tuning is a tone below the Lisbon tuning, being A G D A G C, from the high strings to the low ones.
Founded in September 1992, Artimúsica is one of the leading brands in the artisanal construction of traditional Portuguese instruments. It is a family business, following the construction method started by master Joaquim José Machado, over 100 years ago. His grandchildren, the masters Manuel Carvalho and José Carvalho, manufacture each instrument as if it were a true work of art, making each piece unique, of high quality, and full of tradition.
The Artimúsica GP70C is a quality Portuguese fado guitar from Coimbra, which respects the tradition of one of the most traditional musical styles in Portugal. For students, doctors and professors.