This is one of the several portuguese regional guitars that continue to resist evolution while it maintains the original structure almost unchanged.
Nowadays, there is a significant effort to preserve the identity of this guitar, recovering and recording the different tunings and ways of play.
The mouth of Viola Amarantina, consisting of 2 separate hearts, is associated with a love story like Romeo and Juliet. It is about a couple that lived in the town of Amarante.
In its different configurations of construction, these are the most popular:
Top: Linden, Spruce
Sidesand back: Walnut, Rosewood
Fretboard: Wenge, Rosewood, Ebony