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  • Kantare Classical Guitars

    Kantare Classical Guitars

    Kantare Classical Guitars

    Have you ever heard about Kantare Classical Guitars? Kantare is a Finnish brand of classical… Continue reading
  • Live recording at Porto Guitarra

    Live recording at Porto Guitarra

    Live recording at Porto Guitarra

    This is one of the live recordings we made at Porto Guitarra that we decided… Continue reading
  • Amplification of string instruments

    Amplification of string instruments

    Amplification of string instruments

    PORTO GUITARRA worked with the great expert in amplification of string instruments, Carlos Juan, to create a high… Continue reading
  • Sons na Baixa

    Sons na Baixa

    Sons na Baixa

    Porto Guitarra joined the Centro National de Cultura, by participating on the first edition of… Continue reading
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About us

Porto Guitarra is a very particular musical instruments shop (stringed instruments). The instruments we sell are optimized in terms of playability, sound and aesthetics, according to the wishes and needs of our clients. Our goal is to provide a complete service in the sale, maintenance and repair of instruments, providing the necessary support for any decision that our customers need to take.

Porto Guitarra is a project that has matured with the help of many professional musicians  and many other amateurs who are somehow connected to traditional Portuguese stringed instruments.

Porto Guitarra – Venue We want to be the meeting place for all musicians, guitarists and curious who want to share their experiences, either as performers or as builders of string instruments.

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Our Products

    • Braguinha

      Braguinha

      Braguinha

      The Braguinha (or Machete) is a typical instrument of Madeira Archipelago. It is a Cavaquinho’s… Continue reading
    • Brazilian Cavaquinho

      Brazilian Cavaquinho

      Brazilian Cavaquinho

      This Cavaquinho (or Cavaco) descends from the portuguese Cavaquinho. The strings’ length is identical but… Continue reading
    • Viola Toeira (Toeira Guitar)

      Viola Toeira (Toeira Guitar)

      Viola Toeira (Toeira Guitar)

      This is one of the portuguese regional violas from central coast of Portugal. It was… Continue reading
    • Viola da Terra (Terra Guitar)

      Viola da Terra (Terra Guitar)

      Viola da Terra (Terra Guitar)

      The Terra Guitar is  typical from the Azores Archipelago and it has different characteristics in S. Miguel… Continue reading
    • Viola Beiroa (Beiroa Guitar)

      Viola Beiroa (Beiroa Guitar)

      Viola Beiroa (Beiroa Guitar)

      This is one of the portuguese regional guitars from central Portugal. Its body has a very pronounced form… Continue reading
    • Cape Verde Cavaquinho

      Cape Verde Cavaquinho

      Cape Verde Cavaquinho

      This is a descendant of the portuguese Cavaquinho. This instrument "grew" a little, getting more… Continue reading
    • Bandola

      Bandola

      Bandola

      Sorry, this entry is only available in European Portuguese. Continue reading
    • Viola Campaniça (Campaniça Guitar)

      Viola Campaniça (Campaniça Guitar)

      Viola Campaniça (Campaniça Guitar)

      This is one of the Portuguese regional guitars of the south of Portugal (Alentejo). The body has… Continue reading
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Our Services

Sales of Instruments and Accessories

We sell all kind of traditional Portuguese stringed instruments. Our instruments are optimized with regard to final tuning thus ensuring the best price/playability ratio in any range of instruments. More than a sale, we provide all the necessary advice on the purchase of new instruments or accessories, ensuring that our client stays with the best solution. We believe that there is a right instrument for every player. Shipment  We ship instruments or accessories to any part of the world. If you cannot come to us, we send it to your address.

Customized Instruments

We have the ability to customize instruments, giving a personal touch for every customer. We can do it starting from standard instruments, just changing the aesthetic line, or we can set root throughout the design of the instrument, selecting woods, pieces (hardware), technical details, aesthetics and finishes. Our goal is to give our customers the opportunity to create unique instruments with us.

Repairs and tunings

We do repairs and tuning of instruments with appropriate techniques to maintain the character of the instrument both in terms of sound or historical context.

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