Collection: Bandolins

The bandolim is one of choro’s most important melody instruments, and has been at least since the days of Luperce Miranda and, later, Jacob do Bandolim. Though related to the North American mandolin, it's a very different instrument in terms of sound and response, and its construction retains strong connections to Portuguese instrument building traditions. Here in the Choro Shop we'd like to offer you access to higher quality handmade instruments, both vintage and made by contemporary luthiers.  As with all our instruments, they are available online here and in-person at Choro Camp New England annually in late June.