September 25, 2007
All about the Cuban "Tres"
The Cuban Tres is a guitar-like instrument with three double strings (six strings in all). It played a key role in the Cuban "Son" musical style and continues to play a part in many Afro-Cuban inspired bands. It is sometime referred to as "Cuban Tres Guitar", "Tres Cubano" or "Tres Guitar". Some instruments from Puerto Rico have three triple strings (nine strings in all). CubanTres.com is an educational site dedicated to the instrument and its music. It offers profiles and interviews of contemporary New York and Cuban Tres players.