Traditional Hawaiian instrument. Also available with heavier bracing as a Portuguese cavaquinho, and as a cak or cuk for Indonesian Keroncong music. Soprano size, with others also available. Available with wooden pegs or machine heads.
Scale length: Sopano (in picture) 34cm. Concert 38cm. Tenor 43cm. Baritone 48cm. Cavaquinho 34cm.
German/Alpine Spruce, Sapele, Norway Maple, London Plane, Light Meranti. Other wood choices also available.
Front view of alternative body shape with machine heads. Fingerboard of African Padauk.
Back view of alternative body shape with machine heads. Body of Sapele and European Oak, and neck of European Oak.
Front view from end of body, showing optional strap button.
Back view from end of body.
Side view from front.
Close-up view of fingerboard and headstock.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Jo Dusepo.