Type: Chordophones > Lutes > Guitars > Guitarillos > Charango.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Tuning: G C E A E
Country: Many, Peru, Bolivia.
Region: South America.
Description: A flat backed guitar like lute in the same size, size and scale length of the charango. The chillador has 10, 12 or up to 14 strings in total. Each string course is doubled or paired. The chillador shares the same tuning and can use the same alternate tunings as charango.