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The Concert Charango

Front charango

This concert charango was developed for the piano-charango duo Piarango.
The charango had to compete with a grand piano, so they requested an instrument with some extra volume.

With this in mind I cut the instrument out of a solid block of ebony.
I gave the body a special shape that pushes the sound from the underside of the soundboard to the big double soundhole, where it is added to the sound from the top of the soundboard.
The result is an extremely loud charango!

(And this gave me the idea for the design of my super concert guitar.)

The scale is 390 mm.

There is snakewood on the headstock and around the soundhole.

Back charango
Head charango
Body charango