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    I'm looking to buy a Brazilian bandolim. Any suggestions as to where they are available?
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    I didn't see any on Google, so maybe a boat trip is in order
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    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 So 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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    Quote Originally Posted by jzings View Post
    I'm looking to buy a Brazilian bandolim. Any suggestions as to where they are available?
    Hi, I'm a builder located in Montreal Canada and I do build custom bandolims. You can Email me for more details here kazourian.luthier@gmail.com

    Also, here's my website address but my bandolims aren't listed in it at the moment.
    www.kazourian-luthier.com

    Thanks !

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    https://lista.mercadolivre.com.br/bandolim#D[A:bandolim]
    An equivalent of ebay in Brazil (use at your own risk).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazourian.luthier View Post
    Hi, I'm a builder located in Montreal Canada and I do build custom bandolims. You can Email me for more details here kazourian.luthier@gmail.com

    Also, here's my website address but my bandolims aren't listed in it at the moment.
    www.kazourian-luthier.com

    Thanks !
    That is very exciting, Tho. Can you post some photos of your bandolims? I also love the look of your guitars especially the Gypsy Parlor model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic-victor View Post
    https://lista.mercadolivre.com.br/bandolim#D[A:bandolim]
    An equivalent of ebay in Brazil (use at your own risk).
    Rozini and Giannini are the lower end priced instruments. Many are laminated. I have cavaquinhos by those companies. The Rozini I have is laminated but the Giannini is all solid woods and the top of their line.

    Here is a sold style 5 Giannini bandolim.

    It looks like Giannini might be in transition in terms of distribution in the US: Giannini website

    They only seem to have the highest model on their website: BSM-5EQ
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