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Portuguese Guitar Strings

Portuguese Guitar Strings

The Portuguese guitar descended from the cittern, an instrument that traces its own origin to the 13th century. It's used most commonly to play fado, a mournful musical genre that emerged in Portugal in the 1820s or possibly earlier.

The Portuguese guitar has 12 steel strings strung in six courses.

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