Tranquillo Giannini

Cavaquinho Tranquillo Giannini 1950's


Rare and beautiful model of Cavaquinho made by Tranquillo Giannini during the 1950s in São Paulo in Brazil.

It was in 1900 that Tranquillo Giannini, a talented Italian luthier, established the Giannini guitar brand in Brazil, in São Paulo, specializing in the manufacture of high quality classical guitars and other folk instruments.

In 1933, the Giannini brand began to gain notoriety in the Brazilian music scene through the production of high-quality acoustic guitars, quickly becoming the choice of local artists.

And in 1950, Giannini innovated by becoming the first company to create electric guitars with an aluminum body, making them extremely popular with Brazilian musicians.

Then, the 1960s saw Giannini expand its product line to include high-quality electric guitars, basses, folk guitars and classical guitars, while maintaining its commitment to innovation.

And it was in the 1970s that Giannini became one of the most recognized guitar brands in Brazil and South America, with strong adoption by renowned Brazilian artists.

The history of Giannini is marked by the constant search for quality and innovation in the field of violin making, which allows it to become a guitar brand respected on a national and international scale and still recognized today.

It is important to note that Tranquillo Giannini and the Giannini brand have evolved separately over time, although the founder was responsible for establishing the instrument manufacturing company in Brazil.

The Giannini brand remained active in the production of guitars and other musical instruments, while Tranquillo Giannini remained famous for his work as a luthier and his influence on the music scene in Brazil and South America through his guitar instruments. high quality.

So it is quite unusual to see this type of instrument signed by Tranquillo Giannini, especially from this period, for sale in Europe and it is with pleasure that we offer this one for sale.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: Mahogany
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Width at nut: 36 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 18 frets (+1 fret 0)
  • Scale: 342 mm
  • Profile: C
  • Country of manufacture: Brazil, Sao Paulo
  • Year: 1950's
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: Red-white lines on the edge of the table, on the rosette, on the bridge and on the headstock / Key markers in white pastilles
  • Details: Traces of restoration of the rosette / Repaired table slot / Normal traces of wear given its age

Like all our instruments, this cavaquinho has been carefully restored.

It also has pleasant playing comfort.

With a typical sound, beautiful harmonics and nice sustain, this cavaquinho will delight musicians.

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