The Portuguese Guitar has two models in wide use in the Portuguese music scene. The model from Lisbon can be easily distinguished from the model from Coimbra due to the forms of the body and head.
The harmonic box of the Lisbon model, when viewed from the front, is more “rounded” and the head usually ends in a volute, like a violin. Compared to the Coimbra model, this guitar has a length of strings of less than 30mm. Its history and especially its unique sound, made her currently an unquestionable concert instrument enjoyed worldwide.
In its different configurations of construction, these are the most popular:
Top: Linden, Spruce
Sidesand back: Walnut, Rosewood
Fretboard: Wenge, Rosewood, Ebony