Electric Chilean Guitarron

Type: Handset, Pressed
Origin: Chile, America

Woods:

  • It has the beech mast with pau ferro center,
  • in the body is added the raulí to give it the shape of a pyrcan guitarron,
  • fretboard and sirari bridge,
  • alpaca fret.

Amplification system: LR Baggs active
Stringed: Metallic with nylon twists
Varnish: Opaque termination acrylic lacquer
Cejuelas: Bone


Customization: it is possible to customize the instrument, applying elements such as: a round mirror on the fretboard, decorative elements on the harmonic lid, texts painted on the lid, etc. Refer to.
OBS: The one you see in the photos and videos is the first Chilean Electric Guitarrón of solid body built for the master and living human treasure Juan Domingo Perez de Pirque.


IMPORTANT: THE SHIPPING COST MUST BE ADDED TO THE PRICE OF THE INSTRUMENT. SHIPMENTS OUT OF THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN (CHILE) ARE MADE WITH SERVICES SUCH AS DHL UPS, OR SIMILAR. 

MÁS INFO Y COMPRA

Description

VIDEOS OF THE CHILEAN ELECTRIC GUITARRON


Tuning

Variable and very personal, the intervals are maintained but the most popular are:

  • First order: the        
  • Second order: my       
  • Third: C        
  • Fourth order: sun
  • Fifth order: re
  • Devils: sun-yes and fa-la

Another widely used tuning is like the one mentioned, but a tone higher.
There are mixtures of metal and nylon strings, even in the same order.
Stringing can also vary depending on the shot and tuning the musician wants.

The following configuration is the most commonly used:

  • First order: 3 second classic guitar
  • Second order: 3 thirds electric guitar
  • Third order: 1 sixth nylon, 1 fourth nylon, 2 first nylon
  • Fourth order: 2 fifths of nylon, 4 second metal
  • Fifth order: 1 Sixth nylon, 4 thirds metal      
  • Diablitos: 1 first (on c/side) and 1 second (on the side) 

VOLUMETRIC FEATURES

  • Measurements: 100 x 5 x 30 cm (height, depth, width)
  • Weight: 2.4 Kg
  • Case: not included. Extra US$250.
  • Delivery time: 4 to 5 months approximately.

HISTORY OF THE CHILEAN GUITARRÓN

The Chilean guitarron is a cordophone that has 25 strings, grouped into five quintuple and sixfold orders along the mast, also presenting four simple strings outside it, called “diablitos“. This instrument clearly belongs to the guitar family, although its exclusive evolution in Chile, has made it a unique example within that family, due to its large number of strings.

The “shot” of the instrument, i.e. the distance between the two bridges, ranges from 46 to 64 centimeters. The lower bridge needs a very powerful fixation to withstand the enormous pressure of the metal ropes, and is usually adorned with ornaments called “daggers“.

Carlos Lavín in his book “El Rabel y los instrumentos Chilenos” mentions this guitarron as “one of the most original in the New World” and as “an honorable representation in America of the European proliferation of string instruments of the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance“. The history of the Chilean guitarron is linked to that of the payers and their so-called “Canto a lo Poeta”, “Canto a lo Divino”, “Canto de Velorio”, etc., in the Province Cordillera, and mainly in the commune of Pirque (Chile).

Source: https://funjdiaz.net/museo/ficha.cfm?id=117

SAMPLE AUDIO OF THE CHILEAN ELECTRIC GUITARRON


LINKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE “CHILEAN GUITARRÓN”

BOOK “RENACER DEL GUITARRON CHILENO” + FULL DISC 
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POPULAR POETS AND PAYERS OF CHILE (AGENPOCH) – FONBART 1996
PDF: http://www.laguitarra-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Renacer-del-guitarron-chileno.pdf
Information about the instrument, history, how to play, etc.
DISCO (28 Songs in mp3 format): http://www.mediafire.com/file/38xeflh313kn7d9/AGENPOCH+-+Renacer+del+Guitarr{9a08307585f211bbe657d89894c82be5a2a6a1b518633c9f937528698d55be3b}C3{9a08307585f211bbe657d89894c82be5a2a6a1b518633c9f937528698d55be3b}B3n+Chileno+-+1996.rar

THE CHILENO GUITARRON – AGENPOCH Documents – Compilation of Moses Chaparr
PDF DOWNLOAD: http://www.laguitarra-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Renacer-del-guitarron-chileno.pdf

INTERVIEW AND OTHER INFORMATION:

http://repositorio.uchile.cl/bitstream/handle/2250/144811/reportaje_investigacion_guitarron.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

https://scielo.conicyt.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0716-27902016000100001

http://www.lahora.cl/2017/09/guitarron-chileno-instrumento-unico-mundo/

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