i'm going to chile in a couple weeks, for the better part of january with my school. we'll be spending most of our time in the town of Pucon, then headed to Santiago, as well as Viña Del Mar for a short period. I am a multi-instrumentalist (at least I'd have you think so!), and am hoping to find a music shop to pick up a charango, or other stringed folk instrument. does anybody have any ideas of where to look, or have any suggestions of what to look for, or look OUT for when picking out an instrument.
As far as quality, the previous poster may have a higher quality charango, I don't know. how to guage that. But do get your extra sets of strings to take back.
Enjoy your visit!
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~Vicki and Greg Lansen wrote: Also, very important...don't buy one that is made with an armadillo shell because it may be confiscated by customs on your return.
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Off topic slightly, and side note...armadillos are a food source, so hopefully charangos with armadillos backs are a by-product of a nice campesino meal.
EDIT: They taste like possum.