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Vihuela

guitar-shaped string instrument from 15th and 16th century Spain, Portugal and Italy, usually with five or six doubled strings
20th century Mexican vihuela.

Vihuela is a name given to two different guitar-like string instruments: one from 16th century Spain, usually with 12 paired strings, and the other, the Mexican vihuela, from 20th century Mexico with five strings and typically played in Mariachi bands.

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