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Posted 8 years ago

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I was wondering if this a ukulele or a mandolin or something else, it was given to me years ago........thanks

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  1. Belltown Belltown, 8 years ago
    Hi surfcity. I believe that's an 8-string ukulele. Each pair of strings is tuned the same. I like the "rope" binding where the top meets the sides. Very nice!
  2. steve, 8 years ago
    it's neither, it's a south american instrument called a charango. traditionally was made with an armadillo back! 10 strings, or 5 courses of 2, tuned similarly to an uke but with an extra E on top, I think.
  3. Kevin_Flanigan, 7 years ago
    Steve is correct - it's a Charango - I have one built on an armadillo shell!

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