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    Default Brazilian Bandolim

    I'm looking to buy a Brazilian bandolim. Any suggestions as to where they are available?
    Joe Zingsheim

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    Default Re: Brazilian Bandolim

    I didn't see any on Google, so maybe a boat trip is in order
    Play it like you mean it.

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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    Default Re: Brazilian Bandolim

    We do have the Bandolim Eye Candy page however I am not sure how up to date things are. Some of the makers are not building. For instance, I have a Manoel Andrade bandolim but I believe he passed away a few years ago.

    These are the builders listed in Brazil in the builders' database.

    Also: what level of quality are you looking for? Some of the Giannini's or Rozini's might be good enough but otherwise you probably want a handmade one from one of the shops in Rio or São Paulo.

    BTW since you are in Milwaukee, do you know Linda Binder? She is an excellent American mandolinst on your city who plays choro. Perhaps she knows of a bandolim for sale. My guess is that you already do know her if you are interested in choro.

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