Electro Acoustic 6 Strings Steel Giannini Craviola CRA36S CEQ NS

SKU: 24347



The Craviola series brings an icon of Giannini, the Craviola, now entirely produced in Brazil, with national woods and handmade!

One of the Craviola series model, the CRA 36S CEQ NS it is an electro acoustic 06 steel strings instrument, 36", with a solid Sitka Spruce top; Gonçalo Alves back and sides, Cedar neck, Pau-Ferro fingerboard and 3-band preamp. Small enough for you to take on a trip, a friend's house or even on that stage performance.

The woods

Gonçalo Alves

Gonçalo-Alves wood can be found in the Amazon region, frequently in the states of Pará and Maranhão.

High density wood, with an excellent finish, medium texture and color ranging from pink-beige to dark red-brown with darker streaks, with a characteristic and exotic irregular designs.

Sitka Spruce

One of a few non-brazilian wood used in the production of our national instruments. You can find Sitka Spruce in North America.

It is a cream-colored, light pink or brown wood, quite abundant and which results in instruments with good sound projection and a very “lively” sound, with a lot of attack, with a clear tone and it is possible to keep the notes highlighted even with the strong dynamics.


With wide distribution in the Amazon region, frequently found in Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará and Rondônia states.

Low density wood, medium to thick texture, beige-pink color, with veins forming smooth regular designs, easy to be crafted, which allows a good finish.


Pau-Ferro is a wood often found in the states of Goiás, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, São Paulo and Paraná. It is also found in Bolivia.

It’s a density moderately heavy and very durable wood, with a color varying from light-yellow-brown to brown, usually with dark veins forming very characteristic and exotic irregular designs, reasonably difficult to be crafted, but allowing for a good quality finish.

The Craviola

With a different shape and unique sound, Craviola Giannini won the world and gathered fans around the globe. It all started with a simple idea, as stated by Paulinho Nogueira, “Even before playing the guitar I already liked to draw a lot. I even won an award at the Salão da Primavera in Campinas, for my paint work. So, I've changed my mind and became a musician, guitarist, and it gave me an idea to make a guitar that was designed by me. I did some drawings, and I was a great friend of Giannini, the guitar maker, and I send the draws to him, who thought that was a great idea. So, to summarize the story, Craviola was exported to the United States, Canada and England. Luís Bonfá, for example, recorded an LP at that time only with the Craviola. This gave me a lot of satisfaction. It is a guitar with a different shape. ”

Craviola is an exclusive product from Giannini, patented internationally. The name of the instrument was only born after the construction of the first prototype. As he had no idea what kind of sound alteration the unusual shape would provide, Paulinho only noticed that the sound was unique after touching the first model “I only got this idea even after it was ready. As it seemed a little of the harpsichord and a little viola, the evident name was born. In the United States they liked that name a lot, it went well for them. ”

Professor de violão notoriamente reconhecido, Paulinho Nogueira lecionou por muitos anos e escreveu métodos que são usados até hoje por muitas escolas. Entre seus mais famosos alunos estão Toquinho, Chico Buarque e Vinícius de Moraes. Gravou vários discos, lançados no Brasil e no exterior. Muitos músicos se apaixonaram pela e ajudaram a consolidar sua fama e sua identidade em vários estilos musicais. Entre os mais famosos podemos citar: Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), José Feliciano, Andy Summers (The Police), Luis Bonfá, Bill Withers, Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes), Wander Taffo, Evandro Mesquita, Frejat, entre muitos outros.


What you will find in this model

  • 3 Band
  • Tuner
  • Die-cast Machine Heads
  • Bi-directional Truss Rod

Back and sides

What you will find in this model

  • Gonçalo Alves


Shapes available in this series

  • Craviola Shape

Nut Width

Sizes available in this series

  • 44 mm Craviola


Sizes available in this series

  • 36"


  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back and sides: Gonçalo Alves (GOAL)
  • Neck: Cedar, with bi-directional truss rod
  • Fingerboard: Pau-Ferro, 580 mm (22,83")
  • Bridge: Pau-Ferro
  • Machine Heads: chrome, 3+3
  • Nut: Bone, 44 mm (1,73")
  • Saddle: Bone, 74 mm (2,91")
  • Preamp: MG-30, 3-band active with tuner, P-10 output
  • Finish: Satin varnish
  • Strings: Giannini Cobra GEEFLK .011-.052
  • Headstock: Laser engraved "Giannini" and "Craviola" logos, additional filet in Imbuia
  • Body width: 330 x 250 mm
  • Body height: 88 x 95 mm
  • Full size: 92 cm (34,22")
  • Acompanha: Chave de ajuste do tensor, bateria 6F22 9V
  • Made in Brazil

*Product subject to change in his features without notice