octavilla (Spanish melody & strumming guitar)

~ String instrument


Used in Spanish classic and popular music during the late 19th and early 20th century, it together with bandurria and laúd carried the melody in rondas and rondallas. It had six pairs of strings, tuned a fourth lower than bandurria, It fell out of use when contralto bandurria became common.


type of:baroque guitar (Baroque gut string guitar)
derivations:octavina (Filipino rondalla guitar)
Wikidata:Q56253877 [info]