Cart Contents | Checkout |My wish list | My Account
TRUST : Learn why customers in 70 countries trust us click here


Advanced Search

English Deutsch Español
日本語 Français Italian
Português ελλην Nederlands
  More Stores
Business Gifts
Christmas Products
Flowers & Gifts
Food and Beverages
Gift Certificate
Musical Instrument..
  Ecuadorian Instrum..
  Folkloric Instrume..
  Percussion Instrum..
  String Instruments
    Cases & Covers
      Achá Charangos
      Exclusive models
      Learning Methods
      Special Combos
    Electroacustic Ins..
    Guitar and Others
    Hualaycho / Maulin..
    Learning Methods
    Song Booklets
    Special Offer
    Venezuelan Cuatro
  Wind Instruments
  Wood Handicrafts
Panama Hats
Silver handicrafts
Special Offers
Tagua Handicrafts
Typical Costumes
Visa Master Card American Express
Product code:IMCHA140
Musical Instruments » String Instruments » Charango » Professional

This Special Offer includes: A professional Charango, a Medina Artigas 1230 Strings Set and an Awayo Case to carry your instrument.

Charango features:
Soundbox: White Spruce Pine
Fingerboard: Jacarandá
Type of wood: Naranjillo
Soundhole: Round
Strings: Nylon
Tuning Pins: Metalic Material
Bridge: Los Andesn Jacaranda and bone frets
General Features: Nacar inlaids
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.

Lenght: 66 cm. (25.98")
Widht: 18 cm. ( 7,08").

There are many stories of how the charango came to be made with its distinctive diminutive soundbox 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, Los Andes, probably from Amerindian contact with Spanish settlers.

Choose the special features for this product
If you want to order a product with specific features, please make your choice:
Shipping Insurance +$11.44

Questions Orders
Special Orders

Special Offer
for Guest
Medium Flag Ecuador

Today´s Offer
DVD - From the Collection Tourist Jewels and Nature of Ecuador - Vol. 3
DVD - From the Collection Tourist Jewels and Nature of Ecuador - Vol. 3

Hot Deals

Contact Us
Privacy Policy
Delivery Time
Order Status
My Account
Payment Methods
The Company
About Us
News & Press
 Our Stores
Copyright © 2021 All rights reserved.
Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy
Positive SSL