Puertoricano

Name: Cuatro Puertoricano.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#:
Tuning: B E A D G
Country: Puerto Rico USA.
Region: Caribbean & Central America.

Description: The Puerto Rican cuatro is shaped more like a viola than a guitar, and is the most familiar of the three instruments of the Puerto Rican orquesta jíbara [i.e., the cuatro, the tiple and the bordonua]. Several sizes of the instrument exist, including a cuatro soprano, cuatro alto, cuatro traditional (the standard instrument, also called cuatro tenor), and cuatro bajo [bass]: All have 10 strings and are tuned in fourths.

Citations: http://www.cuatro-pr.org/node/4