The Braguinha (or Machete) is a typical instrument of Madeira Archipelago. It is a Cavaquinho’s son and gave rise to other Cavaquinhos in the world.

It is a small size instrument (approx. 50cm total length) and it is easy to carry. This feature made it reach the 4 corners of the world.

In its different configurations of construction, these are the most popular:

Top: Linden, Spruce

Sidesand back: Mahogany, Maple, Cherry, Rosewood

Neck:  Poplar, Mahogany, Cedar

Fretboard: Wengé,Rosewood, Ebony

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