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Concert charango made by the recognized García brothers (Rubén and Jaime). Sotomara is an exotic intense brown colored wood. This charango has incrusted nacre on the edges of the sound box, soundhole, fingerbord and head.
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Characteristics: Sound box: White Pine Finger board: Ebony Type of wood: Sotomara Soundhole: Round Strings: Nylon 1240 Tuning pins: Metallic Bridge: Bone frets Scale: 37 Tuning: Mi 4. 40 Frequency: 4. 40 Hz General Features: Nacre inlays on the borders and soundhole
Approx. size 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.
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