Name: Bandolin.
Type: Lute > Chordophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
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. In the Andean region of Ecuador, the bandolin is used during the celebration of the feasts of San Juan and San Pedro. The bandolin is accompanied by several other instruments including: twin flutes, guitars, violins, quenas, a drum, a charango, a rondador and a harmonica.

Repertoire: The music and dance that characterize the festival is called a sanjuanito. The bandolines and the guitars mark the 2/4 tempo of the san-juanito rhythm, which is accentuated by the bombo and the quenas, rondador and violins carry the melody.

Bandolin Tunings
E A D F# B
 E A D G# B


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