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Cuban Laud – The 12 String Guitar From Cuba

August 3, 2020

The Cuban laud is a 12 string instrument originally from the Arabic ood, although it is much changed since then and bears little resemblance today.

The main use of the instrument historically was playing punto guajiro music which was traditionally played in the Western provinces and usually in 3/4 or 6/8 time.

Music Styles

Notation Examples

Cuban Laud Tuning
Cuban Laud Tuning