QUENA, QUENACHO & QUENALI
(bamboo & wood)
The quena is the most famous Andean aerophone. In its standard version, the quena has a 15.5-inch approximate length and is tuned in G Major Scale, despite it is sometimes called "A minor quena".

Quenas, however, can be tuned in whatever key, the lowest and highest ones being known as quenachos and quenalis (or quenillas) respectively.

The D Major/E minor quenacho -which is about 21 in length and sounds a fourth lower than standard quena- is also very popular in the Andean regions.


MATERIALS
Our quenas consist of a bamboo body and a hardwood mouthpice. The inimitable geometry of the bamboo cane -tapered and slightly domed at once- preserves the timbre of the tellurian quena, while the hardwood embouchure endows the instrument with a quicker response, a clearer and louder sound and better protection against the wear and tear.

OFFSET FINGERHOLES
There are two ways of fingering the quena, namely
3-3-1 and 4-2-1. With our quenas, quenachos and quenalis, either of them can be employed, but only as long as you place your left hand above and your right hand below. If you do the opposite, then we will have to make an instrument adapted for that purpose, for you will not be able to finger the quenas (let alone the quenachos) that we usually produce.


NOTCH SHAPE
We can craft three different shaped notches on the mouthpiece: rectangular, V and U. The rectangular-shaped notch is just suitable for quenalis and highest quenas, while the V-shaped one gives its best results with middle-register quenas. Anyway, the most common embouchure is the U-shaped one, as it works very well on whatever tuning quena.
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Quenacho (D Maj/E min)
Quena (G Maj/A min)
NOTCH SHAPE
U$D 42.50
U$D 36
• A cloth bag and a fingering chart are included with the purchase of each item.

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AVAILABLE KEYS
F Major/G minor quena
KEY
Bb Major/C minor quenali
A Major/B minor quena
Ab Major/Bb minor quena
G Major/A minor quena
F# Major/G# minor quena
Eb Major/F minor quenacho
E Major/F# minor quenacho
D Major/E minor Quenacho
The quena is the most famous Andean aerophone. In its standard version, the quena has a 15.5-inch approximate length and is tuned in G Major Scale, despite it is sometimes called "A minor quena".

Quenas, however, can be tuned in whatever key, the lowest and highest ones being known as quenachos and quenalis (or quenillas) respectively.

The D Major/E minor quenacho -which is about 21.5” length and sounds a fourth lower than standard quena- is also very popular in the Andean regions.


MATERIALS
Our quenas consist of a bamboo body and a hardwood mouthpice. The inimitable geometry of the bamboo cane -tapered and slightly domed at once- preserves the timbre of the tellurian quena, while the hardwood embouchure endows the instrument with a quicker response, a clearer and louder sound and a better protection against the wear and tear.

OFFSET FINGERHOLES
There are two ways of fingering the quena, namely
3-3-1 and 4-2-1. With our quenas, quenachos and quenalis, either of them can be employed, but only as long as you place your left hand above and your right hand below. If you do the opposite, then we will have to make an instrument adapted for that purpose, as you will not be able to finger the quenas (let alone the quenachos) that we usually produce.
NOTCH SHAPE
We can craft three different shaped notches on the mouthpiece: rectangular, V and U. The rectangular-shaped notch is just suitable for quenalis and highest quenas, while the V-shaped one gives its best results with middle-register quenas. Anyway, the most common embouchure is the U-shaped one, as it works very well on whatever tuning quena.
PRICE
QUENACHO
(D Maj./E min.)
QUENA
(G Maj./A min.)
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Quena, quenacho & quenali (bamboo & wood)
Quena, quenacho & quenali (bamboo & wood)
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AYRIWAY. MAR DEL PLATA,
PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
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