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ichadwick
05-04-2011, 02:01 AM
Saw a solid-body charango online for the first time here (http://www.boliviamall.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=6913&language=en&ecamp=bmcha110429en).
http://www.boliviamall.com/catalog/images/IMCHA135_M.jpg
Looks a bit like an Eleuke, eh?
They also sell an electric ronroco:
http://www.boliviamall.com/catalog/images/IMCHA154_M.jpg
Pricey, but interesting... although I'm not crazy about the design.
I had one of their charangos a few years back, and it was nice but I prefer the uke. A ronroco really intrigues me. Even a charangon (http://www.boliviamall.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=411_5445) looks good... am I developing CAS?

Big_e
05-22-2011, 06:27 PM
Interesting. I would like an amplified charango but wouldn't necessarily need the sustain of a full electric.
I do have my eye on a made-in-Mexico charango. See this (http://www.instrumentalsavings.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=PE-Charango&gdftrk=gdfV21897_a_7c264_a_7c643_a_7cPE_d_Charango ) . I like that it goes away from the gourd shap and may actually be easier to hold.
Ernest

Lardy Fatboy
07-26-2011, 10:31 AM
When I was in La Paz Bolivia there was a distinct lack of Oxygen in the air, but aside from that there were a lot of serious charango shops Yes you could buy dead Armadillo Charangos if you wanted and they were perfectly playable if a little delicate ther was also wooden ones carved like armadillos. But the serious Charangos wre figure 8 uke side units with a flat back like a Uke some of them were small soprano size which looked quite odd with the enormous neck but others had a body about the size of a tenor and these were the best acoustic ones. Anyhow for the purposes of this feed an number of them stocked solid body electric Charangos, priced and about $160 US, Ive never seen them mail order though