The Portuguese guitar or fado guitar is a stringed musical instrument developed in the 18th century from the zither like other European chordophones. The APC 305-LS is a fado guitar made in Portugal with a solid spruce top, sapelli back and sides, and a volute or snail-shaped headstock, typical of Portuguese guitars from Lisbon. The APC 305-LS Portuguese guitar has 6 pairs of strings with the following tuning: aa, gg, DD, Aa, Gg, Cc. Its beautiful headstock gives it a great personality and presence. Its neck width is 45mm and its scale length is 470mm. Its finish is open pore.
List of products by brand APC Instrumentos Musicais
APC Instrumentos Musicais has been manufacturing world stringed instruments in Portugal since 1976.
APC Instrumentos Musicais is a Portuguese company dedicated to the manufacture of stringed musical instruments such as guitars, mandolas, lute, timple, Venezuelan cuatro, guitarlelele, viola beiroa, Portuguese mandolin, braguinha, cavaquinho, Cuban tres or the rajao madeirense, among others. APC is consolidated as a leader in the manufacture of traditional and native instruments of each territory both in Spain and Portugal. Its instruments are internationally recognised and have been in the sector for more than 30 years. A guarantee of quality and professionalism.
The APC BRRCYP-GCNK baroque guitar is a reproduction of the baroque guitar from the period between 1600 and 1750. This guitar retains the original dimensions, sound and shape, but has been improved using the new construction techniques and materials of modern guitars. The baroque guitar is a guitar from the baroque period, an ancestor of the modern classical guitar. The term is also used for modern instruments made in this style. The APC BRRCYP-GCNK guitar is the prelude to a modern classical guitar, with the smallest dimensions, it is a light and handy instrument with a solid spruce top and a cypress body. Made in Portugal
The Guitarlele APC GS It is an instrument halfway between an ukulele and a guitar. It is manufactured using traditional methods of guitar making. The Guitarlele APC GS is made with a solid Koa top, solid Koa body, a natural open pore finish and has a scale length of 445 mm. The most-commonly used tuning is A, E, C, G, D, A.
The mandola, formerly bandola or vandola, is a pear-shaped plucked string instrument with frets and four pairs of strings played with a plectrum. This chordophone evolved from the lute in Italy in the 16th century, giving rise to the mandolin family. It is descended from the medieval guiterna and the renaissance mandora. The APC MDA305 mandola is made with a solid spruce top and sapelli back and sides. It has a scale length of 470mm. It has 4 pairs of steel strings tuned in EE, AA, DD, GG.
The bouzouki or sun guitar is a musical instrument originating in Greece, a plucked stringed instrument with a pear-shaped body and a very long neck. It belongs to the family of necked chordophone instruments, and is similar in appearance to the mandolin. The Greek bouzouki was adopted by Irish traditional music in the 1960s. The Irish bouzouiki APC IRB-305 is made with a solid spruce top and sapelli back and sides. It has a scale length of 650mm and an overall length of 975mm. It has 4 pairs of steel strings with D, A, D, D, G tuning and an open pore finish.
The APC ARA 308 KOA Arabian Oud is a 12-stringed plucked instrument grouped in 6 orders with spectacular aesthetics. It has a rounded body of pear-shaped Koa wood, a solid spruce top, a shorter neck with no frets and a beautiful sound. The Oud, or Arabic Lute, was the most widespread plucked stringed instrument. It was introduced to Europe in the 7th century by the Arabs and served as a model for the European lute. Handmade in Portugal. Open pore finish. Case included
The APC 1S7 STR is a classical 7-string guitar for players who want to get started in the world of baritone or 7-string guitars. With a solid spruce top and sapelli back and sides, this guitar, made in Portugal by APC, is an ideal choice for exploring new soundscapes without making a heavy investment. Its most common tuning is: E B G D A A E B. Gloss finish.
The APC 1S8 STR is a classical 8-string guitar for players who want to get started in the world of 8-string guitars. With a solid spruce top and sapelli back and sides, this guitar, made in Portugal by APC, is an ideal choice for exploring new soundscapes without making a heavy investment. Its most common tuning is: E, B, G, D, A, E, B, G. Gloss finish.
The APC LUTG-306 lute guitar is the guitarlele of lutes. Tune this 6-string lute like a guitar and enjoy everything you have learned on the guitar applied to a new instrument. The APC LUTG-306 features a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides and an open pore finish. Its elaborate rosette gives this instrument an eye-catching beauty and originality.
The APC 3CUB 100C CW is an electrified Cuban tres with sapelli sides and back, solid Cedar top with Open Pore finish, piezo pickup preamp and built-in tuner, which makes it an ideal piece for live music. The APC 3CUB 100C CW Cuban Tres Cubano has a cutaway body and is handmade in Portugal with a great price/quality ratio.