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A few weeks ago I talked with Adrian. They found on ancient pictures in Peru a 4-courses instrument. It has a longer neck than a mandolin and it is no Colascione. Together with luthier Sebastian Nunez, they have a project, to make such an instrument, along the information they have. This way they want to make re-alive the ancient music of Peru.
I think the bass instrument is a bass Viola da Gamba
Very nice, Bill, thanks for posting.
I had some questions but i founnd the answers on their site:
The piece Lanchas para bailar featuring:
Mónica Waisman: baroque violin
Nick Milne: viola da gamba
Gabriel Aguilera Valdebenito: vocals, charango, percussion
Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel: vocals, baroque guitar
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That's a cracking piece! Thanks for posting, John.
Ahhhh. That started my morning off right.
Check out Federico Tarazona and his instrument in this video. I think he designed and built the instruments he plays. It looks like the scale on the two lower courses is longer.
Here is his web site.