Rondalla Instruments

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Six(6)-stringed with long fretted neck which can be plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum, larger body as the octavina with round sound hole, plays the accompaniments, but it also plays melodies and counterparts, provides the permanent rhythm for the group using chordal and arpeggio accompaniments.

Scale length: 25 5/8 in.(distance from the nut to the bridge)
Tuning head length: 6 13/16 in.
Tuning head width: 2 5/8 - 2 7/8 in.
Fingerboard length: 25 1/2 in.
Fingerboard width

at Nut: 2 in.
at last Fret: 2 5/8 in.
Total: 19
Clear of body joint: 12 (usually marked with double dots)
Total length : 39 in.
Body length: 18 3/4in.
Body width @upper bout: 11 5/16 in.
Body width @lower bout: 15 1/8 in.
Sound hole - round: 3 3/8 in.
Rim depth: 3 13/16 in.
Bridge width: 3 1/8 in.
Bridge height: 5/8 in.
Bracing: Parallel
No. of Strings: 6
String gauges:
1st course(1 string) E
nylon: .013 in.
2nd course(1 string) B
nylon: .017 in.
3rd course(1string) G
nylon: .026 in.
4th course(1 string) D
copper-wound steel: .036 in.
5th course(1 string) A
copper-wound steel: .046 in.
6th course(1 string) E
copper-wound steel: .058in.

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