Crafted with the same attention to quality and hand-detailed care as our full-size berimbaus, our junior berimbaus are made from premium biriba wood and measure approximately 4 feet/122 cm—the smallest berimbaus able to be built without compromising the sound quality. At a shorter length and smaller cabaça (violinha) than our full-size versions, the tone quality produced will be slighly higher than that of a viola berimbau. All berimbaus are shipped pre-married and complete with an arame, natural baqueta, caixixi, stone dobrão, and matching cabaça. They are shipped in two boxes and can arrive a day or two apart.
It is not uncommon for berimbaus to have thin cracks running vertically along the verga. Biriba (the wood used to make berimbaus) can crack during production, but these cracks do not affect the strength or sound of the instrument. Please click here to see our care and use instructions.
Virtual Capoeira’s berimbau shipping policy provides you further assurance that your berimbau is in good working condition. VirtualCapoeira.com requires that each berimbau be strung and matched to a cabaça immediately before shipping. This is done both to ensure that the berimbau is strong and in working condition as well as to match the verga with a suitable cabaça that together will make a great berimbau. The process of testing vergas and cabaças together is called “marrying a berimbau” and this is done after your order is placed. This is part of our standard quality control to ensure that our customers receive great berimbaus with excellent sound.