Type: Cordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Specimen: 1 in collection From Apurimac, Peru.
Luthier: Fabricas de Guitarras, Bellido; De Jorge Bellido E Jihos.
Date of Manufacture: 1954.
Region: South America.
Description: The bandurria is a lute that was exported through out Central and South America. Back in Spain the bandurria as played in 16th Century had four double orders [pairing] of strings. This amounted to more strings than the current Spanish Bandurria.
Currently the bandurria as played in Cuzco, Ayacucho and Apurimac have 16 strings resulting in a 12 string or six string 3 or 4 per order. In the 17th century the Bandurria Española already had 5 orders, and the sixth order was added to the 18th century.
|Bandurria [Apurimac, Peru] Tunings|
|Maulín||E / G# / B / E|
|Cusqueña||D / G / B / E|
|Ayacucho||C / G / E / A|
|Carnival||E / G / C / E|
|Apurimac||G / C / B / E|
|Anonymous||B / E / A / E|