Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321.6
Specimen: 1 in collection From Apurimac, Peru.
Luthier: Fabricas de Guitarras, Bellido; De Jorge Bellido E. Hijos.
Date of Manufacture: 1954.
Region: South America.
Description: The bandurria is a lute that was exported throughout 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|
Citations: Bibliography: Websites: Pacoweb.net / Bandurria Cusqueña [archived on waybackmachine] ;