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12-16-2014, 07:29 AM
I bought a bandurria when I visited the Philippines last August. It's a cool instrument, but it takes a while to tune. :)


Jim Yates
12-16-2014, 09:46 AM
Hi Daniel,
You are one of the only other folks I know with a banduria. My daughter in law, Loni, is of Filipino descent, although she was born in Ontario. She and my son Darcy visit her relatives about once a year and a couple of years ago they brought me a banduria. I'm afraid I wimped out and tune mine as an octave guitar.

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12-16-2014, 12:34 PM
Yeah, there aren't many around. Even in the Philippines, guitars and ukuleles are way more popular.

I might try to experiment with some different tunings.

Was the second picture taken near the Banaue rice terraces?

12-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Cool, but too many strings for me. I'm challenged by 4 :music:

Jim Yates
12-21-2014, 05:06 PM
That photo was in the Philippines, probably the Banaue Rice Terraces. 74280 This one is labeled "Banaue Rice Terraces" on the back.

Jim Yates
02-13-2015, 01:25 PM
Darcy and Loni also gave me this CEBU ukulele from Mactan Island in the Philippines. It is made from three coconut shells.
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02-18-2015, 01:03 PM
That's a cool uke, Jim.