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This is the perfect opportunity to get a high quality instrument and a hard case to carry or just to keep your instrumentSoundboard: White spruce pineFingerboard: JacarandaType of wood: Jacaranda Sound hole: RoundStrings: MetallicTuning pegs: MetallicBridge: Bolivian Jacaranda and bone fretsTuning: E, B, G, DApprox. size of the TipleLength: 92 cm (36.22")Width: 32 cm (12.60")Height: 12 cm (4.72")Also believed to be a descendant of the "guitarra", is the "tiple". Although others believe it was derived from smaller "guitarrillos", also of Spain. An instrument used in Puerto Rico since the early days of the Spanish colonial era, the tiple may have 3, or 5 strings. Tuning differed widely by region. In Puerto Rico the tiple was often used for accompaniment on sacred occasions or together with the cuatro and bourdon in secular orchestras for ballroom dances such as the minuet or waltz.