Lisbon Music Shop Musical instrument shop since 1958
Lisbon Music Shop Musical instrument shop since 1958

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Portuguese Guitar APC 305LS OP Spruce Mahogany Lisbon Model


Portuguese guitar (or fado guitar), Lisbon model, manufactured in Portugal by APC, with solid wood top. The 305LS is the cheaper model, ideal for students.

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The delivery time for this product is 4-5 weeks.
$294.30 No tax

The APC 305LS is a Portuguese guitar for playing Lisbon Fado with passion at an affordable price.  

If you are looking for a Portuguese guitar to discover Lisbon's fado repertoire, the APC 305LS is for you. Manufactured in Portugal by APC, one of the most renowned national brands in the construction of traditional chordphones, the APC 305LS is a good quality instrument at an unbeatable price, perfect for those just starting out in Portuguese music or for those who want to have another option in your instrument collection.

The APC 305LS has a solid spruce top and a mahogany bottom and sides.

The fingerboard is in black African wood and, at the top, we find the spiral volute that identifies the Lisbon fado guitar. The tuning uses the traditional fan. 

The aesthetic side hasn't been overlooked, with an open-pore finish across the entire body of the guitar. Everything done with the attention, care and experience of APC, from the pickguard on the top to placing the frets on the neck.

The sound is traditional, full and very harmonious, which evokes nostalgia but also joy, with an arm that allows quick interpretations for the more energetic melodies and runs.

The Portuguese guitar from Lisbon is the smallest of the three traditional fado guitars (there is also the Portuguese guitar from Porto and the Portuguese guitar from Coimbra). Of the three, it has the brightest sound, reinforced by the traditional tuning of the Lisbon Fado in B-A-E-B-A-D, starting from the highest pitches.

APC is the largest national company in the field, with about 50 employees, who give authenticity and a personal touch to each instrument, manufactured with the most advanced construction technology, for greater precision and accuracy. Founded in 1976 by the hand of António Pinto Carvalho, APC proudly promotes the Portuguese cultural tradition through its quality traditional string instruments.

The APC 305LS is a Portuguese guitar that opens the door to Lisbon's fado, to anyone who wants to enter this world so rich in our tradition.


  • Fado guitar
  • Model: 305LS OP (Lisboa)
  • Top: solid spruce
  • Sides and back: laminated mahogany 
  • Neck: mahogany
  • Machine heads: fan tuner
  • Fingerboard: african blackwood
  • Finish: open pore
Musical instrument made in Portugal
Portuguese traditional instruments can present differences to the picture
shown in the website due to it's artisanal manufacturing,
specially in it's ornaments.
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