Type: Lute > Chordophone.
Region: Philippines > South East Asia.
Tuning: G D A E B F#.
Strings: 7 paired 14
Length 34.4 cm.
Origins of the name "Octavina": The name octavina applies to several different instruments including a keyboarded instrument from the 17'th century called a spinet. The origins of the name octavina remain unclear, it is suggested that the name octavina originates from a bandurria like instrument having up to 6 courses of strings.