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Handcrafted Genuine Peruvian Ronroco Guitar with Case, "Inca Sun"

Similar to the charango but larger, the ronroco with its distinctive shape and... more

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Similar to the charango but larger, the ronroco with its distinctive shape and sound is a traditional Andean instrument. This handsome ronroco combines pinewood, jacaranda wood and congona wood. The ten-string Andean instrument is a South American version of the European mandolin, originally crafted from the shell of an armadillo. Benito Tito creates this piece with a relief of Inti, the Inca sun god sculpted on the back. Equipped with nylon strings, this handmade instrument includes a carrying case of Huancayo-style cloth.

  • 0.96 kgs
  • 2.1 lbs
  • 64 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 25" H x 6.5" W x 3.5" D

  • Pinewood, jacaranda and congona woods, nylon strings, 100% acrylic case
  • Carrying case included
  • Instrument Rating: Beginner quality, intended for casual use
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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Diane

From Florida

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01/06/2023

"Now a family favorite"

Absolutely beautiful and sweet sounds. Recommended for all who love music.

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Angel

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08/17/2022

"Beautifully made"

It s been fun learning to play.

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Joy

From Malakoff Texas U.S.A.

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05/11/2022

"Flute"

Bought as a gift and he loves it!

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Valerie

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05/10/2022

"Wonderful Flute"

I am learning to play this flute. It has deep, peaceful tones. I love the case for it so much, I keep the flute hanging in my dining room like a piece of art

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Alexandra

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04/07/2022

"Phenomenal Craftsmanship"

This Jacaranda flute is an immediate hit. Everything you know about commercially sold flutes is erased when you hold Mr. Tiros flute in your hands. The smooth finish, the weight, the color, and sound are gorgeous. If you manage to produce sounds from the ute youll notice the sounds come off more crisp than cheap flutes. The flute comes in a beautifully sewn pouch for storage, protection, and travel. This is a lovely gift for anyone.

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Alexandra

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03/27/2022

"Excellent Addition to Any Household"

For music lovers: This could easily be an authentic collectible. The craftsmanship is phenomenal and the wood used is strong. The instrument plays beautifully and the pouch it comes with is gorgeous.

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

For generations, the Tito family legacy has helped to preserve the musical traditions of the Peruvian Andes. The art of crafting musical instruments to produce the haunting music indigenous to this region has been passed from father to son. Benito is now an elder master. He embraces every opportunity to teach younger artisans the vast array of skills required to handcraft a musical instrument and proudly incorporates local materials, such as jungle bamboo, into his designs.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

Now in his seventies, Benito has had cataract surgery but now faces glaucoma. Work is more difficult for him but he refuses to give up. The income from the sales of his musical instruments help him care for his wife who can no longer care for herself, pay for his grandchildren’s education and maintain his dignity. He is grateful that the orders for his work have increased since joining Novica.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Whenever Benito has a large order or many orders to fill at the same time, he hires other craftspeople to help him. He especially likes to give work to those who are from his hometown of Puno - he likes to be able to share the income this work brings with others in his community.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Now in his seventies, Benito is entirely dependent upon Novica sales. The income derived from the sales of his musical instruments support him, his wife and his grandchildren. He also gives work to other artisans when he needs help to meet the demand for his work.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

As Benito's sales have grown through Novica, he has been able to hire other artisans to help meet the demand for his handcrafted instruments. He has trained many of them in this traditional craft and prides himself on preserving this traditional Peruvian art form.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Now in his seventies, Benito lives with one of his children and their children. Their parents provide for their children's food and clothing and Benito proudly pays for his grandchildren's education, even though he often struggles to do so.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Benito Tito has received a $450 microcredit loan with 0% interest. Proceeds were used to purchase wood, strings and accessories for his musical instruments.

Elder Master

Elder Master

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

 
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