Portuguese guitar pocket knife
Known for its unique sound, the Portuguese Guitar, also called “Fado Guitar”, is a 6-string chordophone with pear-shaped harmonic case.
The origins of the Portuguese Guitar date back to the Middle Ages, to an instrument called the citole. It has evolved over time, passing through the zither, becoming the Portuguese Guitar. It was a regular instrument in the halls of the upper bourgeoisie, later becoming a musical instrument of the people.
With different characteristics of sound, shape and tradition of manufacture, there are three types of Portuguese Guitar: Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto.
The sad sound of the Guitar is characteristic of the feeling that surrounds Fado, and there is a strong connection between the two.
“Fado is the musical expression of the national voice, but the soul is not only in those who sing. The Portuguese Guitar was the vehicle that carried on the wings of its trills and melodies, the spirit of the people, who materialized in the Guitar its sorrows and joys.
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