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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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