Bandurria [Philippines]

Name: Bandurria.
Type: Cordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Tuning: F# / B / E / A / D / G
Specimen: 1 in collection.
Country: Philippines.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The Philippine harp bandurria is a 14-string bandurria used in many Philippine folkloric songs, with 16 frets and shorter neck than the 12 string bandurria. This instrument probably evolved in the Philippines during the Spanish period, from 1521 to 1898. The Filipino bandurria is used in an orchestra of plucked string instruments called rondalla.


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