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Charango General Features:
Sound box:White Spruce Pine
Type of wood: Naranjillo
Tuning Pegs: Metallic Material
Bridge: Bolivian Jacaranda and bone frets
General Features: Quirquincho style
Tuning: The charango has five pairs (or courses) of strings, typically tuned GCEAE. This tuning, disregarding octaves, is similar to the typical C-tuning of the ukulele or the Venezuelan cuatro, with the addition of a second E-course. Unlike most other stringed instruments, all ten strings are tuned inside one octave. The five courses are pitched as follows (from 5th to 1st course): gg cc eE aa ee. Some charanguistas use "octave" strings on other pairs in addition to the middle course. Note that the lowest pitch is the 1st "E" string in the middle course, followed by the "g" course, then the "a" course, then the "c" and finally the "e" strings. This tuning pattern is known as a re-entrant pattern because the pitches of the strings do not rise steadily from one string or course to the next.
Length: 66 cm. (25.98")
Width: 18 cm. (7,08").
There are many stories of how the charango came to be made with it's distinctive diminutive sound box of armadillo. One story says that the native musicians liked the sound the vihuela (an ancestor of the Classical Guitar) made, but lacked the technology to shape the wood in that manner. Another story says that the Spaniards prohibited natives from practicing their ancestral music, and that the charango was a (successful) attempt to make a lute that could be easily hidden under a garment. It is believed the charango originated in the 18th century Andes somewhere in modern-day Potosí, Bolivia, probably from Amerindian contact with Spanish settlers.
We have a team of artisans and luthiers specialized in creating the best quality charangos, with the authentic and traditional Bolivian method.
We have the largest variety of charangos and ronrocos, exclusive designs, artistically carved in the finest woods.
The charango has five pairs of strings, typically tuned GCEAE. Unlike most other stringed instruments, all ten strings are tuned within one octave.
Story of the Instrument
The charango is believed to have originated in the Andes of the 18th century somewhere in present-day Potosí Bolivia, probably from American Indians' contact with Spanish settlers.
Materials and Quality
We only use premium woods such as Jacaranda, Mahogany, White Spruce Pine, and the traditional "Naranjillo" looking for the perfect harmony between durability, sound, and aesthetics. We take these traditional woods and put all our passion and knowledge to give you the best possible product. Much more than an instrument, a partner
With more than 20 years of experience, we are pioneers in selling Bolivian instruments all around the world. We have made a name for ourselves in the industry and we have sold our charangos to the best Latin musicians and composers. We are proud to say that we are the best marketplace with the largest variety of charangos and ronrocos for all types of players
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