Beiroa

Name: Beiroa.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Tuning: D-A-D-G-B-D
Country: Castelo Branco, Eastern Portugal.
Region: Iberian Peninsula & Western Europe.

Description: The Viola Beiroa is a stringed musical instrument from Castelo Branco, Eastern Portugal. It has 12 strings in 7 courses. The strings are made of steel. It is tuned D3, D3, A3 A2, D3 D2, G3 G2, B3 B3, D3 D3. The scale length is about 520mm.