Acoustic Brazilian Viola Giannini Raiz VS4 Louro Faia NS (FAIA)

SKU: 23511



The Raiz series brings you instruments that, as the name says, are rooted in Brazilian culture and our history, which rescue our traditions and were fundamental in the construction of Brazilian music. Viola has always been one of the main instruments in one of the most traditional styles in Brazil, country music.

All Raiz series models have a solid top and laminated back and sides, made with brazilian woods.

A viola VS4 FAIA NS has a thin body, with solid Marupá top, Louro Faia back and sides, Cedar neck and Pau-Ferro fingerboard.

The woods


Marupá is a wood frequently found in the Amazon region, mainly in the states of Acre, Amapá, Pará, Rondônia and Mato Grosso.

It’s a wood with low density and texture of medium to thick, easy to be worked, which allows a good finish. The color can vary from whitish to slightly yellow or pink, with slightly darker veins forming very smooth regular designs, being exotic due to its clear, almost uniform general appearance.

Louro Faia

It's a wood easily found in Amazonas state.

A medium density and thick texture wood, having a color that can vary from pale beige to light reddish brown, with wavy veins forming very characteristic and exotic irregular designs.


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.


What you will find in this model

  • Golden Machine Heads
  • Bi-directional Truss Rod

Back and sides

What you will find in this model

  • Louro Faia


Shapes available in this series

  • Shape Viola Cinturada

Nut Width

Sizes available in this series

  • 44 mm Violas


  • Top: Solid Marupá
  • Back and sides: Louro-Faia (FAIA)
  • Neck: Cedar, with bi-directional truss rod
  • Fingerboard: Pau-Ferro, 580 mm (22,83")
  • Bridge: Pau-Ferro
  • Machine heads: Golden thin pin, 5+5
  • Nute: Bone, 44 mm (1,8")
  • Saddle: Bone, 78 mm (2,9")
  • Finish: Satin varnish
  • Strings: Giannini Cobra GESVNL Light
  • Headstock: Laser engraved “Giannini” and “Raiz” logos, additional filet in Imbuia
  • Body width: 325 x 210 mm
  • Body height: 80 x 85 mm
  • Full size: 94 cm (37")
  • Also included: truss rod adjustment wrench
  • Made in Brazil

*Product subject to change in his features without notice