Puerto Rican Cuatro
OCTAVE STRUNG 10 – 40
TUNED bB. eE. AA. DD. GG
10 (x2), 13 (x2), 22w (x2), 13(p)/28w, 20w/40w
|Dimensions||11 × 11 × 1.5 cm|
Phosphor Bronze Wound, Nickel Wound
Tuning is a little unusual in that the two bottom pairs are in octaves and the top three pairs in unison, giving the instrument a rather lovely jangly sound, which sits somewhere between that of a 12-string guitar and a harpsichord. The cuatro is tuned (from 5th pair to 1st pair) in fourths: bB, eE, AA, DD, GG. The joy of this is that a guitarist can pick it up and immediately create something tuneful, because the bottom four pairs follow the same tuning sequence as the bottom four strings of a guitar, only a fifth higher. Bass guitar players, too, should have no problems in adapting to the cuatro.
Nickel or Phosphor Bronze Wound
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