Instruments For Sale

Bandora for sale

Bandora, 7 courses, made by Peter Forrester, 2008.

Created by John Rose in 1561 or 1562, the bandora was the bass end of the mixed or broken consort. It also has a gorgeous solo repertoire. The bandora remained popular, particularly in England, until the middle of the 17th century.

Beautiful instrument in virtually immaculate condition. Strings of brass and iron, tuned: a+a, e+e, c+c, G+G, d+D, c+C, G+GG. Vibrating string length: 73.2cm–77.8cm. Rose of carved wood and parchment and decorative carved head with painted flowers in her hair(!). Comes with bespoke Kingham fitted case and spare strings. Recording coming soon. £4,300.

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