Last Saturday I've finally bought a Portuguese guitar, which I've been planning to for nearly an year now. The tuna would thank a new Portuguese guitar player and two friends of mine also part of it know how to play and are willing to teach me. It's certainly an instrument which requires a special technique and it will require a lot of practicing at home, but I'm very happy to get the chance to learn a new instrument, plus one with a sound as beautiful and as traditional of my Country as this. I'll take the guitar to one of the several known reputable Portuguese guitar builders in the are to get it identified (unfortunately the guitar is missing its label so I did my purchase based on the quality of the construction and materials, but it's certainly traditionally handmade by someone who knew well what was doing and by the oxidation of the woods, it may be over 30 years old) and to get new strings (if you think restringing Floyd Rose guitars is hard, now imagine having to create laces for each of the 12 strings using a special pliers and being aware the tuners can't rotate indefinitely), and after having it all inspected and cleaned I'll post some more pics, but it seems great so far and I've already been learning the chord shapes. BTW, this one is a Coimbra Portuguese guitar - the most popular types of construction are those from Coimbra and Lisboa, easily told apart as the first has a tear-shaped wood ornament above the tuners whereas the latter has a "snail"-shaped. The Coimbra model has its tuning one step flatter than the one from Lisboa and they have slightly different playing techniques and styles. The Coimbra model is traditionally used for serenades sung by men; the Coimbra Fado is mostly a tradition of the local tunas.