Monday, November 2, 2009


DDX shared an enthusiastic e-mail with me today of her fascination with the Cavaquinho. Here's a link to a player on myspace, which has a Spanish classical sound. The videos below show off the cavaquinho and it's distinct metallic sound compared to a standard ukulele.


  1. Amazon, amongst its ukulele offerings, has four of these instruments for sale. For anyone so interested, with current page numbers & prices -

    Page 14 - Handcrafted acoustic/electric $957.
    Acoustic/electric $268.

    Page 20 - Acoustic $225.

    Page 23 - Handcrafted acoustic $852.

    These are really quite attractive instruments.

    All of these are made by Giannini, of whom I know nothing.