members of the family of fretted instruments
Argentine, Bolivian, peruvian, Chilean Charango
A small 10 nylon string instrument from the Andes. This one is carved to resemble an armadillo shell traditionally used. The tuning pattern is “re-entrant”, meaning the pitches of the strings do not rise steadily from one course to the next. This allows the sound of the up and down strum to be similar.