Viola caipira

The viola caipira, often simply viola,[1] (Portuguese for country guitar) is a Brazilian ten-string guitar with five courses of strings arranged in pairs.[2] It was introduced in the state of São Paulo, where it is widely played as the basis for the música caipira, a type of folk-country music originating in the caipira country of south-central Brazil.

Traditional viola caipira with fine marquetry work