Instruments

Our goal at Choro Camp New England is to make it easier for folks in North America to learn to play choro. One challenge is that some of the instruments commonly used to play choro are hard to find outside of Brazil, especially 7 string guitars, cavaquinhos and bandolins. So, we’re making them available for you to try—and buy—at Choro Camp.  Any that have not been sold to Choro Camp attendees will be available for sale to the general public after the event.

If you would like to purchase any instrument you see here, please let us know at chorocamp@gmail.com. We’ll let you know how to proceed.







7 String Guitars

Lucas Bráz, 2018, Nylon Strings — $1800

  • Brazilian Rosewood back and sides
  • Spruce top
  • Cedar neck
  • Ebony fingerboard







Irineu Cardoso Maia, 2020, Nylon Strings — $2900   SOLD

  • Brazilian Rosewood (Jacaranda da Bahia) back and sides
  • Oregon Cedar top
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Cedar neck
  • Ebony saddle
  • Arm bevel
  • Rubner tuners
  • Hardshell case







Luiz Keller, 2019, Steel Strings — $1600  SOLD

  • Imbuia back and sides
  • Spruce top
  • Cedar neck
  • Model: Raphael Paulista
  • AMS hardshell case







Ivan Rodrigues, 2019, Steel Strings — $1400  SOLD

  • Brazilian rosewood back and sides
  • Spruce top
  • Cedar neck
  • Arm bevel
  • Fishman pick-up installed







João Batista (JB), 2010, Nylon Strings — $1800

(More info and pictures of this instrument to come)







Cavaquinhos

Agnaldo Luz, 2020 — $2300  SOLD

  • Maple back and sides
  • Spruce top
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Brazilian Rosewood bridge







 

Pedro Santos, 2020 — $1000   SOLD

  • Maple back and sides
  • Spruce top
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Brazilian Rosewood bridge







Homero Nardi (Modelo Chorão), 2000 — $1700 

  • Brazilian Rosewood back and sides
  • Spruce top
  • Ebony fingerboard







Lineu Bravo, 2016 — $1700

  • Brazilian Rosewood back and sides
  • Spruce top
  • Ebony fingerboard







João Batista (“JB”), Modelo Canhotinho, 2018 — $1000

  • Back and sides…I’m researching that.  
  • Spruce top
  • Ebony fingerboard






 

Bandolins

Agnaldo Luz, May 2019 — $2500  SOLD

  • Spruce top
  • Maple back & sides
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Spanish cedar neck
  • Bone and ebony bridges
  • Rubner tuners
  • AMS hardshell case







 

Pedro Santos, 2012 — $1900

  • Cedar top
  • Maple back & sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Bone bridge
  • Schaller tuners
  • AMS hardshell case







 

Joao Batista (“JB”), 1994, Brazilian Rosewood — $1650  SOLD

 







 

Rogerio dos Santos, 2021 —  $1250

  • Western red cedar top
  • Brazilian rosewood back & sides
  • Spanish cedar neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Bone bridge
  • Satin finish
  • Gig bag
 

 







 

10 String Bandolim, Regis Bonilha, 2017 — $2000 

  • Spruce top
  • Maple back & sides
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Spanish cedar neck
  • Maple and bone bridges
  • Arm bevel
  • Egyptian-themed aesthetic
  • Ric Cortez (Brazil) pickup system
  • AMS hardshell case