Viola Beiroa

Name: Viola Beiroa.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes > Guitars > Viola.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.5
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.

Tunings: It is tuned D3 D3 / A3 A2 / D3 D2 / G3 G2 B3 B3 / D3 D3 or Dd Aa Dd Gb Bb Dd. The scale length is about 520 mm. The tuning used on this instrument is in guitar parlance called “Double Drop D”.

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