Name: Bandolin.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321.6
Luthier: Jorge Eduardos Campos Vela Otovalo, Ecuador.
Manufacture Date: 1992-02-05.
Country: Ecuador.
Region: Andes & South America.
Specimen: 1 in collection.
Acquisition Source: Rufus Guitars, Kitsilano, Vancouver B.C.
Acquisition Date: 1998.

Description: The bandolin is a 15-string triple course relative to the Bandurria. The bandolin is played during the feasts of San Juan and San Pedro often in the accompaniment of other instruments in an ensemble. The bandolin is directly related to the bandurria and directly descended from the bandurria. The tuning and string order do differ.

These ensembles featuring the bandolin as a lead instrument are accompanied by two quenas, rondador, charango, guitar, bombo and other instruments.

Bandolin Tunings:
Name Types
E A D F# B
E A D G# B
Cotacachi, Imbabura Province G Eb C G Eb


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