What's a Craviola?
1973 Giannini "Craviola"

© Frank Ford, 2002; Photos by FF

It was the product of one of the biggest guitar factories in South America. Even though this instrument carried a bit of a premium price, Giannini (in Brazil, mind you) chose to make it of Brazilian rosewood laminated back and sides. This one has a laminated spruce top as well.

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Here's more from a FRETS.COM reader:

"I work at the factory and I have three Craviolas.

The Craviola's model was designed for Paulinho Nogueira, the Toquinho's teacher, who played and composed with Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes. And, well, my 12 string's Craviola is playing better than ever."

Fernando Bello, Salto, Brasil.

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