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Cuatro



ABOUT

The Cuatro is a Venezuelan instrument. Most players strum the instrument (the reason for the tap plate built seamlessly on the upper bout), and the Cuatro's sound tends to serve as a rhythmic and harmonic base. Popular for its simplistic design and its compact size (20.5" or 521mm scale length), the Cuatro is a versatile instrument fit for all styles and varieties of music. Cordoba's Cuatro is made with a solid Spruce top, mahogany back and sides and a mahogany tap plate.  Our Cuatros are tuned to D-G-B-E (standard Baritone ukulele tuning). Aquila Cuatro strings can be purchased here.



OPTIONS

Traditionally the Cuatro is tuned to the standard A-D-F#-B. It is tuned in a similar fashion to the traditional D tuning of the ukulele, but the A and B are an octave lower. Consequently, the same fingering can be used to shape the chords, but it produces a different inversion of each chord.

TopSolid Spruce Top
Back & SidesMahogany
Binding/BridgeRosewood bridge
RosetteAll natural wood inlaid
FinishSatin (matte) finish, natural color
Neck/FingerboardMahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard
Scale Length511mm (20.125")
Nut Width38mm (1.5")
String Spacing at Saddle39mm
Fret Marker InlaysMarkers on the 3, 5, 7, 9, 12
Nut/SaddleComposite
Number of Frets14 frets total
Body Width & Length174mm width at upper bout / 255mm width at lower bout / 800mm (31.5") in total length
Overall Length30.75"
Body Depth70mm at upper bout / 79mm at lower bout
Tuning MachinesChrome Tuning Machines
StringsAquila Baritone ukulele treble strings / D'Addario wound bass strings
ElectronicsNA
Tap Plate/Pick GuardMahogany
CaseNA
Specs are subject to change.

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