Harmonia C-4500-NT Acoustic Cuatro Guitar, Natural
Harmonia C-4500-NT Acoustic Cuatro Guitar, Natural
Manufacturer : Harmonia
Amazon Price : $159.95
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Product Description
Harmonia Cuatro Guitar, C-4500-NT is a well-made and affordable ten-string cuatro moderno. Like many folk instruments, the cuatro is increasingly used across genres, including jibaro, classical, jazz, bluegrass, salon genres, salsa, and even rock music. The sound of the cuatro has been compared to the cittern or a cross between a 12-string guitar and a mandolin. The cuatro has ten strings in five courses, tuned from low to high B, E, A, D and G with B and E in octaves and A, D and G in unisons. Features: Mahogany sides and back Solid spruce top hardwood fingerboard.
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #71005 in Musical Instruments
  • Color: Natural
  • Brand: Harmonia
  • Model: C-4500-NT
  • Published on: 2013-06-01
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 14.00" h x 4.00" w x 36.00" l,
  • Product Features
  • Mahogany Sides And Sack Solid Spruce Top Hardwood Fingerboard.
  • Well-Made Affordable Ten-String Cuatro Moderno
  • Natural Finished
  • From Low To High B, E, A, D and G with B and E in octaves and A, D and G in unisons.
  • Well-made and affordable ten-string cuatro moderno
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
    2Poor quality even for a starter
    By DGH
    This is a starter instrument and I didn't expect it to be of concert quality. I did expect that I would be able to play it out of the box. That was not the case.

    As I tuned the instrument one of the strings snapped at the ball end. An inspection of the string revealed oxidation (rusty and green) on the core at the ball end. After a second string also broke I decided to replace all of the strings.

    After removing the strings I found that the bone saddle was chipped and cracked. Being that this is a 10 string instrument this is a non-standard saddle (84mm x 7mm x 2mm). I have ordered a blank replacement that will need to be modified.

    Now I am waiting for the replacement parts. In the interim I repaired the ball ends of all the strings and jerry-rigged the broken saddle. Once this was done the instrument was easy to string and tune. It's remained in tune through my initial playing over the last 24 hours.

    There is a large glob of stain or glue around the tuning pegs. In addition there is a residue (sap?) on the headstock. I might not have mentioned these cosmetic issues given that this was an inexpensive instrument. However this is consistent with the pattern of quality problems.

    If you're experienced with stringed instruments then none of these issues shouldn't bother you. If you're a beginner then you may be very frustrated by this instrument.

    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
    5Five Stars
    By Claudio Gonzalez
    Great Cuatro, Tune is great, sound is great, ease of play is great. smooth, very smooth.

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    4He said the sound is good.
    By Cynthia Roldan
    Bought this for my husband. He likes it and had no problems with it.
    He said the sound is good.

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