Just in time for the new year, I decided to crawl out of a bottle of pisco and finish in this report. I keep telling the paycheck writer that paying in gift certificates to Liquor World instead of hard currency will get more articles. Or maybe not.

This week we talk to the Kate Hathaway about her awesome Charango.

What is the Make/Model?

El Chasqui Charango, made in Bolivia

What is your history with the Charango?

I found this charango in a music shop in Lima, Peru called Casa Musical Mahwe. It’s one of my favorite purchases of all time. It’s my primary instrument so it travels with me wherever I go.

Why this one?

The first time I picked it up, I immediately loved the feel and sound.

Any good war stories?

I’ve toured throughout the US and South America with this charango for over 7 years, and it hasn’t let me down yet!