LatinoStore$$$ : 860 points Currently valued at $43.00
Soundbox of PaloSanto wood
Optional Soundboard: Spruce Pine or Red Cedar (Also known as Cedar of the coast or Pricata)
Fingerboard of Ebony wood
Select round or butterfly sound hole
Scale: 37 (Standard), 38 or 39 cm.
Dutch or German Alpaca frets
Japanese Tunning Machine.
Tunning: Sol Major
This instrument is manufactured by the famous Luthier Mr. Juan Achá from La Paz, Bolivia. We also take orders of charangos made by Achá to buyer's specifications. Contact us with your specifications for a quotation.
Price includes FREE carrying bag.
Historic note about charango: This instrument is modeled along the lines of a classic guitar, although smaller and featuring 10 strinngs. Traditionally the charango had an armadillo (Quirquincho) shell for its sound box, but today wood is more common.
Ask anyone to describe the music of the Andes and they will probably mention the "little guitar instrument". They are, in fact, referring to the charango.