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Portuguese guitar

GUEST,Johnmc 06 Feb 12 - 10:47 AM
John MacKenzie 06 Feb 12 - 10:53 AM
John MacKenzie 06 Feb 12 - 10:56 AM
GUEST,Tony 06 Feb 12 - 11:12 AM
GUEST,Redman 06 Feb 12 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Tony 06 Feb 12 - 12:00 PM
GUEST,Johnmc 06 Feb 12 - 02:12 PM
Bainbo 06 Feb 12 - 03:43 PM
GUEST,Johnmc 06 Feb 12 - 07:06 PM
Leadfingers 06 Feb 12 - 08:41 PM
Ross Campbell 06 Feb 12 - 08:52 PM
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Subject: Portuguese guitar
From: GUEST,Johnmc
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 10:47 AM

Saw this on Celtic Connections in a Fado group; does anyone know how the tuning mechanism works ?


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Subject: RE: Portuguese guitar
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 10:53 AM

It's a double loop string, and you screw the tuner all the way down, put the new string on, and then screw it up again to tighten, and tune. At the top there is a row of knurled nuts on the end of a threaded shaft. On this shaft there is a collar with the hook for the string attached to it. The hook goes through a slot in the front, and this keeps the hook from rotating when the nut is turned, and guides it up or down the threaded shaft as required. It's a fairly primitive, but effective system


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Subject: RE: Portuguese guitar
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 10:56 AM

It's fairly well shown here


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Subject: RE: Portuguese guitar
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 11:12 AM

Same mechanism as the intonation adjustment on a solid-body electric guitar.


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Subject: RE: Portuguese guitar
From: GUEST,Redman
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 11:40 AM

The girl singer, with that band, was a cracker and she could sing as good as she looked. I was well impressed.


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Subject: RE: Portuguese guitar
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 12:00 PM

That was Ana Moura, wasn't it? She's great, and still very young.


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Subject: RE: Portuguese guitar
From: GUEST,Johnmc
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 02:12 PM

Hardly noticed her, what with trying to figure out the tuning mechanism.

Clearer now, thanks; thought they might be related to fine tuners.


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Subject: RE: Portuguese guitar
From: Bainbo
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 03:43 PM

I haven't seen the programme yet but I was at the concert. Did they show her breathtaking version of the Stones' No Expectations?


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Subject: RE: Portuguese guitar
From: GUEST,Johnmc
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 07:06 PM

No, afraid not. Perhaps on webste as an extra, as they did with Gerry Rafferty tribute ?


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Subject: RE: Portuguese guitar
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 08:41 PM

Bill Caddick plays Portuguese Guitar to accompany 'Waiting For the Lark' on his 'Rough Music' album ! Tasty !!


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Subject: RE: Portuguese guitar
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 08:52 PM

Check out Carlos Paredes (click on "Play All" button for YouTube mix)


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