Braguesa

Name: Viola Braguesa.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Tuning: C-G-A-D-G
Country: Portugal.
Region: Iberian Peninsula > Western Europe.

Description: Viola braguesa is a stringed instrument from Braga, north-western Portugal. It has 10 strings arranged in 5 courses Cc Gg Aa Gg. The scale length is about 500 mm (20 inches). C G A D G

Requinta: Many Portuguese violas (pt), such as the Viola braguesa, have smaller requinto versions also, called ‘requinta’. The viola braguesa requinta is tuned or A C F c# E This tuning is a fifth above the standard Viola braguesa.