Chillador
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Chillador
Chillador
Chillador. Bueno, Cuzco (Perú). MDMB 825.JPG
A chillador of the steel-strung variety, with 12 strings in 5 courses
String instrument
Hornbostel-Sachs classification 321.321-5
Developed Early 18th century (perhaps earlier)
Related instruments

Charango, Walaychu Ronroco.

The name chillador can refer either to two related types of charango. The First type, simple called chillador is a type of charango which has a flat back and is usually steel-strung. It exists in both 10-and 12-string forms. When strung with 10-strings (in 5 courses) it is tuned the same as a charango. With 12 strings, courses 2 and 4 are triple-strung, and the (re-entrant) tuning is more like that of a charangone or ronroco in Argentine tuning.[1] The chillador charango is a standardly-tuned charango but with a body built from bent sides and a flat back like a (smaller) guitar [2][3],

Chillador or Steel-strung type

A chillador is a very small guitar-shaped fretted stringed instrument, usually with 10, 12, or 14 metal strings, in paired or tripled courses. It is played in southern Peru and northern Bolivia. The chillador has 5 courses like its cousin, the charango, and has a similar tuning to the charango[4]. The chillador is a common instrument of estudiantina ensembles[5], and is typically strummed rapidly, rather than plucked. There are several characteristics that separate a chillador from a charango: The chillador has a smaller scale length(31cm) than a charango(37cm)[6]; the chillador typically has 12 or 14 metal strings while the charango has 10 strings which are typically nylon; and the chillador has a flat back with laminated wood sides like a guitar, while the charango usually has a one-piece carved wood back or uses an armadillo shell. The chillador is an essential instrument of Kajelo music.

Chillador Charango built by Jo Dusepo.

Chillador charango

The chillador charango is tuned like a standard charango with 10 nylon strings in 5 courses, but it is built differently, with bent sides and a flat back like a guitar or ukulele. It is often deeper than a ukulele, in order to get a similar sound as the standard carved charango. [7]

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