This 485GM miniature by CNM is a very realistic replica of a Lisbon Portuguese guitar with its case. It is a great gift idea and an interesting decorative object.
In miniaturism all the details are important, especially when it comes to such a specific instrument as the Portuguese guitar.
This CNM miniature is made with care, starting with the scale that is used, as it corresponds to the exact proportion of the dimensions of the Portuguese guitar of Lisbon: top width, neck size, number of strings, location of the inlays, and the volute specificity.
This set of factors gives credence to a good handmade miniature.
As it is important for guitarists to carry and pack their guitars, the detail of the case is not neglected. In addition to the stand on which the guitar rests, this miniature also displays the case, which gives it great realism.
The Portuguese guitar is an instrument whose origins date back to the early eighteenth century, but it is in the late nineteenth century that the instrument is established with the characteristics that it has today. The Portuguese guitar is a very special instrument, very demanding as to the technique of execution.
The strings of 6 pairs of strings give the guitar a unique sound and the tunings it provides allow the guitarist to improvise on a melody in any tone. This versatility is paramount for fado to have influenced so many styles through interpreters with very different vocal characteristics.