Portuguese guitar

Joaquim Grácio1959

National Music Museum

National Music Museum

Portuguese guitar (Coimbra model) built by Joaquim Grácio (1912-1993).

"Quim Grácio" or "Kim Grácio", as he was known, had his workshop in Lisbon before emigrating to the USA (Chicago) in 1961. Besides his work with Portuguese guitars, he also manufactured violins and bows.

After a few years in the USA, he returned to Portugal in 1976 and established a workshop at his home on Costa da Caparica and Sobreda.

This guitar was played by António Chainho and Luísa Amaro in concerts of the cycle 'A Musician, A Maecenas' organized by Museu Nacional da Música.

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  • Title: Portuguese guitar
  • Creator: Joaquim Grácio
  • Date Created: 1959
  • Location Created: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 81 cm x L. 37 cm x W. 7.5 cm
  • Type: Musical Instrument
  • Rights: Museu Nacional da Música, Lisboa