How to buy a Venezuelan Cuatro – Cuatro Buying Guide

Learn important tips on regarding selecting a luthier and buying your new cuatro.

Electric Cuatro Jose Baritto. Credits:
Electric Cuatro Jose Baritto. Credits:

So you’re looking forward buying a Cuatro and you’re wondering how to buy a cuatro online or who to contact to get the Cuatro you want.

Just as with purchasing any item, it is always best to be as well informed as possible so that you can make the right decision.

TuCuatro is not only the most extensive online Cuatro learning platform, we also have a wide network of international instrument constructors specializing in Venezuelan Cuatros.

Each and every luthier (instrument fabricator) undergoes an evaluation stage with TuCuatro to make sure that the instruments are of a top quality and reliability of the vendor. How do we do this? We have an instrument fabricated ourselves! All of the luthiers have gone through this process and are fully trusted by TuCuatro. The quality of the instruments are also guaranteed by the luthiers and if there are any complications, then we will ensure that these are addressed immediately.

What to Look for In a Cuatro

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Not only is the quality of the instruments tested, the entire experience with the luthier undergoes a rigorous trial. We measure the amount of contact taking place between the luthier and the customer, the duration of construction, price, woods, cases and delivery. For some tips on what to look for when you are purchasing a Cuatro, take a look a the video above.

Custom Cuatro or Fabricated Cuatro ?

If you are just getting started, the recommendation is to first start off with a fabricated Cuatro. These are of an awesome quality and for a very fair price. The Cuatros are made by tested Cuatro fabricators so there are no quality issues. If you wish to have something more customized and take the next step, then you can consider one custom made to your liking. Let us know! Click on the links or images below to see the offered Customized and Fabricated Cuatros:



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What is a Luthier?

A luthier is a fabricator of instruments. They specialize in making instruments from raw materials and can construct beautiful pieces of art of high quality. As they typically are found in remote areas and have a laid back standard of living, it can be challenging to trust some. They would sand a bit of the wood, take a break……polish a little here and there….take a nap……overall it can be frustrating for a customer who is anxious to receive their instrument. It is for this reason why we trial who we work with and select only the best. Have a look at some of the excuses made by luthiers who have not made the cut (remember….these are actual situations which really happened!!)

Question: “So what is the status of my cuatro?”
Answer: “Well, it was raining, so I could not paint it.”

Question: “Have you sent my cuatro yet?”
Answer: “Ya know, it was on it’s way but the courier had an accident and lost the address. I will send it tomorrow.”

Question: “Is the cuatro almost finished?”
Answer: “My shop nearly burned down and the case got damaged….so I am still finishing it.”

As you may be able to tell…..this is not the kind of experience you wish to have after spending some good money on something want customized. Dont’t take any risks and go through this…. make use of one of our luthiers and if you have questions about one who you are uncertain about, please let us know and we would be more than happy to help you.

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With every Cuatro purchase, you will receive a free 3 month membership at TuCuatro to try out your work new family member. We’ll make sure you have enough material to make something amazing out of your Cuatro!

Have any questions or would you like some advice? Just Ask!