|Other names||Viola de Amarante, Viola de dois corações.|
|Developed||Amarante, Northern Portugal|
|Viola caipira, viola beiroa, viola braguesa, viola campaniça, viola da terra, viola de arame, viola sertaneja, viola terceira, viola toeira.|
The viola amarantina is a stringed musical instrument from Amarante, Northern Portugal. It is also named viola de dois corações (two-hearted guitar) because of the two heart-shaped frontal openings. It has 10 strings in 5 courses. The strings are made of steel. It is tuned A3 A3, F# F#, B2 B3, G2 G3, D2 D3.
It is traditional to construct the viola amarantina from walnut for the sides, pine for the soundboard and the neck in mahogany.
The viola amarantina is also sometimes played in Cabo Verde.