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This professional naranjillo wood charango presents an artistical carving in the back of an andean native with half face of a monolito. The halfboard made of jacarandá and white pine wood displays an exclusive condor sound hole design. Characteristics: Soundboard: White sprunce pine and jacaranda Fingerboard: Jacarandá Type of wood: NaranjilloSoundhole: Condor Carving: Native-monolitoStrings: NylonTuning Pins: MetallicBridge: Bolivian Jacaranda and bone frets Tuning: Mi 4. 40 (From low to high pitches: Sol, Do, Mi, La, Mi) Approx. Size: Length: 66 cm. (25. 98")Width: 18 cm. ( 7,08"). There are many stories of how the charango came to be made with its distinctive diminutive sound box of armadillo. One story says that the native musicians liked the sound the vihuela ( an ancestor of the Classical Guitar) made, but lacked the technology to shape the wood in that manner. Another story says that the Spaniards prohibited natives from practicing their ancestral music, and that the charango was a (successful) attempt to make a lute that could be easily hidden under a garment. It is believed the charango originated in the 18th century Andes somewhere in modern-day Potosí Bolivia, probably from Amerindian contact with Spanish settlers.