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    Found this on YouTube - great! What is is?



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    And this!



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    '`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`' Jacob's Avatar
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    Solid body electric Cuban tres?

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    Créateur des e-mandos Soundfarmer Pete's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    Solid body electric Cuban tres?
    Definitely a Tres....built one myself a few years ago Click image for larger version. 

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    Quietly Making Noise Dave Greenspoon's Avatar
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    Dang Pete, what HAVEN'T you made with a fretboard in perfect 5ths?


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    Info on tres players and instruments:
    http://www.cuatro-pr.org/node/85
    Video documentary:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Greenspoon View Post
    Dang Pete, what HAVEN'T you made with a fretboard in perfect 5ths?
    Can`t say I`ve gone as big as a Mandocello yet.......but who knows?.....maybe one day

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    Raúl Rodriguez plays Cuban tres in a flamenco context with his group Son de la Frontera. One of my favorite groups, ever, and this album is a knockout:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9DLYKnlaEc

    Though he often plays in unison with the guitarist, which is impressive enough, the piece at 30:17 is a wonder of interplay.
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