The Electric Bandurria

The bandurria is a traditional Spanish folk instrument, with twelve strings in pairs tuned in unison. It’s scale length is similar to that of the mandolin. This instrument was commissioned by a client who was looking for a modern interpretation of the instrument, and requested a carved top alluding to aspects of Spanish history. A mahogany body with a maple neck is fronted by a maple/mahogany split fingerboard. A pair of Kent Armstrong mini humbuckers with rear mounted tone and volume pots run through a Schaller “Mega Switch” giving a multitude of possibilities tone wise. Grover machine heads are fitted in this case.

Below. A selection of images from the making process