APC GUI307 GUITARRICO - GUITARRO
Španělský nástroj, ručně vyrobena v Portugalsku.
Přední deska: Smrkový masiv
Luby a zada: Sapelli
4 struny b' f#' d'' a'' e'', or : d" g" c" e" a".
Rozměry: 660 x 220 x 63 mm
The guitarro is a small sized instrument with the shape of a guitar, but not like a requinto, and more like a cavaquinho or ukulele. The guitarro is used in the areas of Aragon, La Mancha, Andalusia and Murcia, and on the Baleares. They all belong to the same type, but there are small local variaties and much depends on the maker.
Sometimes it is called guitarrico (in Aragon) or tiple(on Menorca); on Palma de Mallorca : guitarró Mallorqui.
The guitarro is made like a miniature guitar, and properly varnished, not rustic like many ukuleles.
The fretboard is flat with the front. Often the top of the front has an overlay of different wood. It can have tuning machines or tuning pegs from the back.
Although originally the strings were made of gut, nowadays nylon is used.
The guitarro may have just 4 or 5 single strings, but sometimes the 3 middle courses are double.
The tuning is often like a guitar/ukulele :
b' f#' d'' a'' e'', or : d" g" c" e" a".