Saturday, June 10, 2017

Jaime R || The Rajão (Atlas of Plucked String Instruments)

The Rajão is the most popular instrument of Madeira’s folklore. Its tuning resembles the classical guitar in its first 5 strings (bottom to top). This instrument, which is approximately 70 cm (Approx. 27.56") long, was carried by the madeiran to Hawaii, giving the Ukulele. It compares well to the standard Baritone Ukulele which is 74 cm (29" long).

In its different configurations of construction, these are the most popular:

Top: Linden, Spruce

Sidesand back: Mahogany, Maple, Cherry, Rosewood

Neck: Poplar, Mahogany, Cedar

Fretboard: Wengé,Rosewood, Ebony

From the Atlas of Plucked String Instruments 

This post comes courtesy of Jaime R who contacted via Facebook Messenger via membership in the Tenor Guitar and Baritone Ukulele players group. Thank you Jaime.

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