Cuatro Player

There are different versions of this instrument since it has changed overtime. “Cuatro” is in dedication to the strings, which there were four of.

Primary Sources

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Cumpiano, W. (n.d.). A short history of the Puerto Rican cuatro and its music. The Cuarto Project. Retrieved July 7, 2023, from