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Nazca Spider on Traditional Peruvian Charango Guitar, "Musical Spider"

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With a beautiful, original design, this striking charango combines the natural... more

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With a beautiful, original design, this striking charango combines the natural colors of congona, pine, and jacaranda wood. This Andean ten-stringed instrument is South America's version of the European mandolin, traditionally crafted from the shell of an armadillo. Peruvian artisan Benito Tito crafts the charango guitar by hand, adorning the back with the image of a spider, inspired by the ancient geoglyphs at Nazca. Strung with nylon and metal strings, the charango arrives with a colorful acrylic case for storage.

  • 0.72 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • 64 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 25" H x 6.5" W x 3.5" D

  • Congona wood, pinewood, jacaranda wood, nylon and metal 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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J

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10/17/2021

"Special instrument"

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Im still just learning to play this beautiful quena, but the care and craftsmanship that went into making it inspires me to keep practicing!

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Monica

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04/05/2021

"Perfect gift for someone who loves instruments"

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I gave it to my daughters boyfriend whos a musician and collects instruments. He loved it!

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Tom

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02/27/2021

"Nice piece"

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It works well

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Jean

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11/04/2020

"Gem loves wood ronroco guitar"

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Great addition to my collection.

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Kate

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09/28/2020

"Beautiful work"

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Unfortunately the person I bought it for could not figure out how to play it

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lovely woodwork attention to detail

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Julie

From Northfield, Connecticut, USA

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08/15/2020

"This is added into my music making collection"

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A beautiful flute, Im still learning how to play it!

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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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