Originally crafted using armadillo shells by the indigenous people of the Andean region, the modern charango is a small fretted lute featuring 10 strings in five double courses. At JustStrings.com, we carry an extensive collection of high quality, hard-to-find instrument strings, and our charango strings produce the bright tones associated with the Latin instrument. Although steel strings are sometimes used for the charango, nylon strings are typically the preferred charango string. A leader in regional instrument strings, La Bella manufactures quality nylon charango strings, while Aquila’s charango strings are manufactured using a synthetic composite called Nylgut to emulate the characteristics of traditional gut strings, but with the more longer lasting quality and tuning stability of modern nylon. It is important to stretch the Aquila strings before stringing to prevent breakage. JustStrings.com is dedicated to quality customer service.