Others Viola Toeira
The Viola Toeira ( also called Guitarra Toeira ) is a stringed musical instrument from Portugal. It has 12 strings in 5 courses. The strings are made of steel. It is tuned A3 A3 A2, D3 D3 D2, G3 G2, B3 B3, E3 E3. The name of the instrument comes from the strings used on the third course – "toeiras". It is characterized by having a standard or small neck-to string-length ration, high bridge position, oval soundhole and headstock with an open design. The viola toeira is a larger version of the viola braguesa. The body of the Viola Toeira is slender in shape, similar to the baroque guitar. Like most Portuguese violas, it has a typical bridge design in which the bridge and saddle are separate. The strings are first tied round a piece of wood that is glued to the soundboard, and then run over a separate floating bridge that is left unglued.