Name: Viola De Arame.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes > Viola.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Tuning: G / D / G / B / D
Country: Madeira, Portugal.
Region: Iberian Peninsula & Western Europe.
Description: The Viola de arame [literal translation, wire guitar] is a stringed musical instrument from the Portuguese island of Madeira.
Tuning: It has 9 strings in 5 courses G3 G2 / D3 D2 / G3 G3 / B3 / D3 D3. Very similar to the tuning used on the Jarana Huasteca. Although not related tuning is played on the Jarana Huasteca is the tuning G / D / G / B / E.