Sounds great, but what is it?
September 17, 2006 11:16 AM   Subscribe

Something like a Risa travel guitar.
posted by stet at 11:33 AM on September 17, 2006

Or like a Yahama Silent Guitar.

Not the same, 'cause of the headstock.
posted by Monstrous Moonshine at 11:35 AM on September 17, 2006

Aria Sinsonido?
posted by cabingirl at 11:38 AM on September 17, 2006

Best answer: It looks very close the one being played in this video which is made by Rama.
posted by spacelux at 12:37 PM on September 17, 2006

whoa ... around 3.15 into spacelux's video link, that guitarist starts doing some stuff that's very hard to do ... and we're not talking in a flashy play real fast way, either ... impressive technique, worth checking out
posted by pyramid termite at 3:18 PM on September 17, 2006

I can't answer your question except to say that it's not a SoloEtte or a Koopal either.

But thank you for asking the question, as I've very much enjoyed watching the Joyce / Gilberto / Jobim clips and while Googling to see if I can find the answer discovered CalabashMusic, which has kept me entertained most of the evening - I'm listening to the free track of the day now. So, thanks!

(I have a SoloEtte, but mostly play a Godin these days if I need a solid-body nylon-string guitar. While I'm being unhelpful I thought I'd add that.)
posted by Grangousier at 3:40 PM on September 17, 2006

Looks to me like cabingirl has it.
posted by mzurer at 4:15 PM on September 17, 2006

Response by poster: Actually, I'm sure it's not an Aria. I believe spacelux nailed it. If you look at the video you can see the distinctive curve at the end of the fretboard where it meets the body. The Rama has it, but not the Aria. Thank you all for your help. The best answer award goes to spacelux!

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posted by wsg at 4:29 PM on September 17, 2006

pyramid termite wasn't kidding. that robson dude is amazing. even if he is dressed like a bellhop, playing a guitar shaped like a hot pretzel.
posted by facetious at 4:32 PM on September 17, 2006

Glad I could help (and got an excuse to share a cool video).
posted by spacelux at 5:12 PM on September 17, 2006

Whatever it is, it must be popular among big name Brazilian pop stars. Caetano Veloso used one on the DVD for his Noites do Nortes tour.
posted by umbĂș at 6:01 PM on September 17, 2006

Being its answered, if anyone else (like me) wanted to know more about the singer/guitarist in the original video, I'll spare you the 20 seconds of googling for the Wiki Article
posted by nanojath at 10:53 PM on September 17, 2006

I think it's an Ovation Adamas, but what do I know?
posted by fourcheesemac at 6:59 AM on September 18, 2006

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