Definition and background:
A plucked string instrument of the English Renaissance belonging to the lute family. The bandora is a bass register instrument with six or seven metal strings, a long, fretted neck, and a scalloped body. During the 16th and 17th centuries it had a large solo repertory and was used to accompany some of the earliest printed English songs.
For more information on the music term "Bandora" check out these other resources:
Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology
Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary