Vong Co Electric & Acoustic Guitars, (scalloped fretboard)
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The principle supporting song in cai luong is the vong co (literally, nostalgia for the past).
Most popular and used extensively in Cai Luong (renovated opera), is the luc huyen cam (or ghi-ta) Vong Co Guitar,
a modified guitar with raised frets
and a scalloped fretboard, which allows the player to produce the bending ornamentation integral to the performance of Vietnamese traditional music.
Our Vong Co guitars are made in both Viet Nam and South Korea, with the Korean made guitars being more expensive, slightly higher quality, but both are quality instruments.
Please inquire for pricing, availability of specific color guitar you may want and shipping price to your country.
Below are two video of performances of the Vong Co Guitar. The first one is electric on the left, the right side is acoustic:
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