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Susie A
10-27-2009, 05:08 PM
At least for me. Clicky (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370222507557&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNASIF:US:1123)

I really like it, except the tuners, they look clunky.

ritzer012
10-27-2009, 05:15 PM
i agree with you about the tuners....

the bridge made me chuckle though...reminds me of one of those funky mustaches :D

pamelamama
10-27-2009, 05:43 PM
that moustache rocks!

specialmike
10-27-2009, 05:46 PM
EarthShaking Music had one. They're located in Atl.

Spooner
10-27-2009, 06:16 PM
I love the Portuguese style of cavaquinho.

I have a Brazilian style custom which looks more like a uke/guitar.

I have eyed that brand for awhile but could not gamble on it since I didn't know much about it.

The cavaquinho is an amazing sounding instrument.
It's like a 4 string mandolin.

I would have preferred a Portuguese type but in the end...it's all about the sound.
That is one pretty cav though.

If you are serious about buying one to delve into a different instrument...which spawned our little 4 string friend...picking up a cav is a very good decision and you wont be sorry. :shaka:

mangorockfish
10-27-2009, 06:32 PM
I thought the tuners were really cool. But what do I know?

Big_e
10-27-2009, 07:27 PM
The clunky-ness of the tuners is what I like. I do hate the way the steel strings have to loop over that nice bridge. I wonder if they scratch the bridge surface in time. It's be nice it it had bridge pins instead. I wonder how it's tuned?
Ernest

Spooner
10-27-2009, 07:32 PM
The clunky-ness of the tuners is what I like. I do hate the way the steel strings have to loop over that nice bridge. I wonder if they scratch the bridge surface in time. It's be nice it it had bridge pins instead. I wonder how it's tuned?
Ernest

DGBD is the "typical" tuning.

Susie A
10-28-2009, 07:38 AM
Okay. So now I am confused. Is it a uke or not?

RevWill
10-28-2009, 07:50 AM
Sort of. It is a Cavaquinho, the Portugese ancestor of the ukulele.

If that saddle is movable, and it looks like it might be, I can see no reason not to string that puppy up with some Worths and play it as a uke.

itsme
10-28-2009, 08:23 AM
...I can see no reason not to string that puppy up with some Worths and play it as a uke.
Except that an instrument designed for steel strings would have a thicker top and heavier bracing to accommodate the higher string tension.

Nylon strings would not have enough tension to make it resonate well and the result would be a very weak sound.

Susie A
10-28-2009, 08:35 AM
Sort of. It is a Cavaquinho, the Portugese ancestor of the ukulele.

If that saddle is movable, and it looks like it might be, I can see no reason not to string that puppy up with some Worths and play it as a uke.

Hey! You are really close to 1000 posts! :smileybounce::smileybounce:

I think I just hijacked my own thread.

Playscool39
10-28-2009, 10:57 AM
Funny looking, but like it too!