Vihuela in G or F (SL 60cm) with cocobolo back ribs and solid kingwood neck.
This vihuela (which was commissioned by Ariel Abramovich) features a wider string spacing on the bridge combined with a higher clearance of strings above the soundboard, thus making it more suitable for playing with 'thumb-under' technique, also the shape of the bridge slots resembles those found in the bridge of the Quito vihuela.
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The central peg on the original Dias vihuela appears to be positioned noticeably tilted sideways from the rest of the pegs (left picture). Having introduced this feature to this vihuela, even with a lesser degree of tilting (right picture), it became clear how this fine but nevertheless useful touch adds more efficiency when it comes to turning the peg.