octavilla (Spanish melody & strumming guitar)

~ String instrument

Description

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.

Relationships

from: Spain
derivations: octavina (Filipino rondalla guitar)
type of: baroque guitar
Wikidata: Q56253877 [info]