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From the Village of Paracho, nestled in the high Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico; 

The finest handmade stringed instruments for Mariachi and Latin Music.

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Classical Guitars

SAN BENITO

Paracho elite San Benito

Imagine the songs that are just waiting to come out this guitar!

Made in the legendary mountain village of Paracho, high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. Paracho artisans have been perfecting their craft for over 200 years.

With its beautiful handmade 3-⅛  single cut body, solid cedar top, gold hardware, pearl tuning pegs, tortoise shell binding, and soft satin finish make the San Benito a joy to play!

The Native American bead art rosette complete this sharp looking guitar.

You wont want to put this one down!

• Thin 3-1/8” body
• Solid Cedar top
• Butterfly Inlaid Rosette
• Cedar back & sides
• Satin finish
• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Tortoise shell binding

LIST $279.00

SAN MARCOS

Paracho elite San Marcos

Beautiful sound, beautiful price!

Made in the legendary mountain village of Paracho, high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. Paracho artisans have been perfecting their craft for over 200 years.

The handmade traditional 3-⅛ body style, solid cedar top, gold hardware, pearl tuning pegs, and tortoise shell binding make the San Marcos a joy to play!

The Native American bead art rosette complete this sharp looking guitar.

This guitar ready to be your new work horse!

• Solid Cedar top
• Butterfly Inlaid Rosette
• Cedar back & sides
• Gloss finish
• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Tortoise shell binding

LIST $259.00

EL PASO

Paracho elite El Paso

“This El Paso sparkles! Not only is it stunningly pretty, it behaves more like a fine guitar. Pop the extra bucks for the El Paso. You’ll be glad that you did. “

Made in the legendary mountain village of Paracho, high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. Paracho artisans have been perfecting their craft for over 200 years.

The El Paso’s handmade single cut body, solid spruce top, hi gloss finish, abalone inlaid rosette & binding have to been seen in person.

This guitar sound just as pretty as it looks!

• Solid Cedar top
• Butterfly Inlaid Rosette
• Cedar back & sides
• Gloss finish
• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Tortoise shell binding

LIST $699.00

LLANO

Paracho elite Llano

Beautiful sound, beautiful price!

Made in the legendary mountain village of Paracho, high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. Paracho artisans have been perfecting their craft for over 200 years.

The handmade traditional body style, solid cedar top, and tortoise shell binding make the Llano a joy to play!

The Native American bead art rosette complete this guitar.

The paracho tradition continues

• Solid Cedar top
• Butterfly Inlaid Rosette
• Cedar back & sides
• Gloss finish
• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Tortoise shell binding

LIST $399.00

Requintos & Mariachi Instruments

DEL RIO

Paracho elite Del Rio

The Paracho Elite Del Rio Requinto is a notch above other instruments with its solid cedar top, nice sound hole and binding treatments.

The requinto guitar is a six-string nylon guitar with a scale length of 530 to 540mm, this is about 18% smaller than a standard guitar scale (650 to 655mm). Requintos made in Mexico typically have a deeper body than a standard guitar (110mm as opposed to 105mm).  Requintos are tuned: A2- D3-G3-C4-E4-A4 (1/4 higher than the standard classical guitar).

In Mexico, the requinto is typically used in a trio romantico , which includes the use of two other guitars along with the requinto. 

Many of the Paracho Elite luthiers are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers. These hand crafted, quality guitars are made from some of the finest woods.

Most importantly, they produce remarkable sound and are played by recording and performing professionals.

 

• Gloss finish
• Solid Cedar top, back & sides
• Multi-colored Inlaid Rosette
• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Available in Left Handed

LIST $289.00

GONZALES

Paracho elite Gonzales

The Paracho Elite Gonzales 6 String Requinto has dense mahogany for the back and sides, a solid cedar top and the heft and feel of a pro instrument. Other features include a nice soundhole rosette and binding treatments.

The requinto guitar is a six-string nylon guitar with a scale length of 530 to 540mm, this is about 18% smaller than a standard guitar scale (650 to 655mm). Requintos made in Mexico typically have a deeper body than a standard guitar (110mm as opposed to 105mm).  Requintos are tuned: A2- D3-G3-C4-E4-A4 (1/4 higher than the standard classical guitar).

In Mexico, the requinto is typically used in a trio romantico , which includes the use of two other guitars along with the requinto.

Many of the Paracho Elite luthiers are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers. These hand crafted, quality guitars are made from some of the finest woods.

Most importantly, they produce remarkable sound and are played by recording and performing professionals.

 

• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Mahogany back & sides
• Solid Cedar top
• Gloss finish
• Butterfly Inlaid Rosette

LIST $399.00

ZAPATA

Paracho elite Zapata Guitar

With the mastery of an inlaid Abalone sound hole rosette and striped, double figured binding the Zapata uses all the right materials including sides and back of Italian-made simulated rosewood. 

Many of the Paracho Elite luthiers are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers. These hand crafted, quality guitars are made from some of the finest woods.

Most importantly, they produce remarkable sound and are played by recording and performing professionals. 

• Solid Cedar top
• Gloss finish
• Italian-made Simulated Rosewood back & sides
• Ebony & Ivory striped binding
• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Abalone inlaid rosette

LIST $649.00

VIHUELA

Paracho elite vihuela

The Vihuela is a small, deep-bodied rhythm guitar similar to the Guitarron. It provides strumming and double-stringed plucking rhythms and chordal accompaniment to the Mariachi ensemble. 

The Vihuela measures 31” high and 6-1/4” deep. It is available with a “Traditional” nylon tie fingerboard or a brass fretted fingerboard. It is tuned A-D-G-B-E, the A, D and G are tuned one octave above a guitar, giving the instrument a ukulele-like quality.

• Ornate sound hole rosette & binding
• Solid Tacote top
• Clear gloss finish
• Cedar back and sides
• Rosewood fingerboard
• Geared machine heads Specify frets or nylon ties.

LIST $549.00

GUITARRON

Paracho elite Guitarron

The heart beat of Mariachi Music because of it’s soulful deep bass tone and humanic energy. The Guitarron (literally “large guitar” in Spanish) is a very large, deep-bodied Mexican 6-string acoustic bass played in Mariachi bands. 

One of the largest guitars in the music world, the 6 string Guitarron is 42” high with a large rounded back that measures 11” deep. It is tuned to A-D-G-C-E-A. The strings are often plucked in pairs to produce octaves.

• Mother of pearl rosette
• Tacote wood top
• Clear gloss finish • Cedar back and sides
• Rosewood fingerboard
• Multiple binding
• Geared machine heads

LIST $1299.00

Bajo Sextos

ALVARADO

Paracho elite alvarado

The Paracho Elite Alvarado bajo sexto guitar features beautiful Abalone inlay work consisting of small squares carefully butted together, color matched and polished. The rosette binding and generous side treatments make this a truly unique instrument. 

Many of the Paracho Elite luthiers are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers. These hand crafted, quality guitars are made from some of the finest woods.

Most importantly, they produce remarkable sound and are played by recording and performing professionals. 

• Italian-made Simulated Rosewood back & sides
• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Ebony & ivory striped binding
• Solid cedar top

LIST $999.00

BELLEZA

Paracho elite Belleza

Catch those ears and eyes with striking sound and look of the Belleza.

Made in the legendary mountain village of Paracho, high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. Paracho artisans have been perfecting their craft for over 200 years.

The Belleza features a beautiful handmade single cut body accented with pearloid inlay and Native American bead art rosette. Complete with a solid cedar top, two tone ebony and ivory binding, pearl tuning pegs, and a smooth satin finish.

This instrument sounds as good as it looks!

• Deluxe ebony & ivory striped double body binding
• Satin ebony finish
• Solid cedar top


LIST $799.00

BRAVO

Paracho elite Bravo

Players of Latin and Mariachi styles of music will recognize the Paracho Elito Bravo bajo sexto. With traditional styling it has features that are in demand by professionals.

The solid cedar top’s warm tone is complemented by mahogany back and sides. The Bravo bajo sexto also features a rosewood fingerboard and “whale tail” bridge.

Many of the Paracho Elite luthiers are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers. These hand crafted, quality guitars are made from some of the finest woods.

Most importantly, they produce remarkable sound and are played by recording and performing professionals. 

 

• Mahogany back & sides
• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Ebony & ivory striped binding
• Solid cedar top

LIST $499.00

HIDALGO

Paracho elite hidalgo

The Paracho Elite Hidalgo bajo sexto guitar has a thinner body that is in demand by a lot of today’s players. The Hidalgo features a solid cedar top with a cedar back and sides. The natural top is paired with a stained back and sides while the satin finish allows the wood to sing.

Many of the Paracho Elite luthiers are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers. These hand crafted, quality guitars are made from some of the finest woods.

Most importantly, they produce remarkable sound and are played by recording and performing professionals. 

 

 

• Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
• Ebony & ivory striped binding
• Solid Cedar top
• Cedar back & sides
• Thin 3-1/8” body

LIST $459.00

MORENO

Paracho elite Moreno

This professional Paracho Elite Moreno Bajo Sexto (HANDMADE IN PARACHO, MEXICO) is traditionally designed in all black finish double-figured binding and the signature cutaway.

Black satin finish, Solid cedar top, Cedar back & sides, Rosewood fingerboard & bridge, Ebony & ivory striped binding Perfect for Banda, Corridos, Nortenos and Tex Mex!

Tuned from highest to lowest strings: E-A-D-G-C-

• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Ebony & ivory striped binding
• Solid cedar top, back & sides
• Black satin finish

LIST $479.00

PRESIDIO

Paracho elite Presidio

The Paracho Elite Presidio bajo sexto guitar features an abalone-inlaid rosette, double-figured binding and the signature cutaway.

It also features a laminated rosewood headstock with an inlaid pearloid star. The solid cedar top’s warm tone is complemented by rosewood back and sides.

Many of the Paracho Elite luthiers are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers. These hand crafted, quality guitars are made from some of the finest woods.

Most importantly, they produce remarkable sound and are played by recording and performing professionals. 

• Rosewood Laminate headstock
• Italian-made Simulated Rosewood back & sides
• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Ebony & ivory striped binding
• Solid cedar top

LIST $799.00

VICTORIA

Paracho elite Victoria

Those playing the Latin, Mariachi and South American styles recognise the Victoria. The Paracho Elite Victoria-P 12 String Acoustic-Electric Bajo Sexto fits into any ensemble with tone and clarity.

Many of the Paracho Elite luthiers are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers. These hand crafted, quality guitars are made from some of the finest woods.

Most importantly, they produce remarkable sound and are played by recording and performing professionals. 

 

• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Ebony & ivory striped binding
• Cedar back & sides
• Solid cedar top

LIST $459.00

Baja Sexto Tuning Guide

Step 1.

Beginning at position 1 (equivalent to the 1st string on a guitar or little E), the first two strings are tuned, in unison, to the note of F. The pitch is equivalent to the F note which is found on the 3rd fret of the 4th string on a guitar.

Step 2. 

At position 2, the next set of strings moving upward, both strings are tuned in unison to the note of C, equivalent to the C found at the 3rd fret of the 5th string on a guitar.

Step 3. 

At position 3, the next two strings are tuned in unison to the note of G, equivalent to the G note found at the 3rd fret of the sixth string of a guitar.

Step 4. 

At position 4, you will find two strings of different size. The smaller string is tuned to the note of D, equivalent to the open 4th string of a guitar, also found on a tuner. The larger string is tuned also to the note of D, one octave lower than the other string, which can be found on a bass tuner or simply tuned by ear, one octave lower than the smaller string.

Step 5. 

At position 5, tune the smaller string to the note of A, equivalent to the open 5th string of a guitar, which is also found on a guitar tuner. The larger string is tuned one octave lower (A) or found on a bass guitar

“I’ve payed lots of money for other bajo’s not near as good as this one!”
-David from Lubbock, Texas

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Bajo Quinto

MORELIA

Paracho elite Morelia

The Paracho Elite Morelia bajo quinto features a brilliant striped binding, pearloid rosette, and with an ebony satin finish. The Morelia sounds as good as it looks.

• Solid Cedar top
• Beautiful ornately designed inlaid pearloid rosette
• Deluxe decorative ebony & Ivory double body binding
• Satin ebony finish

LIST $499.00

LAREDO

Paracho elite Laredo

The Paracho Elite Laredo bajo quinto has a brilliant striped binding and “whale tail” bridge. The Laredo has full bodied tone with a solid cedar top, cedar back and cedar sides. The striking dark natural top is paired with a stained back and sides while the hi gloss finish allows the wood to sing.

“Great guitar, just what I was looking for. Great sound and good quality! Good for learning and fun to play.” Francisco Suarez

• Cedar top with gloss finish
• Mahogany colored back & sides
• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge

LIST $459.00

NOVELLA

Paracho elite Novella

Catch those ears and eyes with striking sound and look of the Novella.

Made in the legendary mountain village of Paracho, high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. Paracho artisans have been perfecting their craft for over 200 years.

The Novella features a beautiful handmade single cut body accented with pearloid inlay and Native American bead art rosette. Complete with a solid cedar top, two tone ebony and ivory binding, pearl tuning pegs, and a smooth satin finish.

The Novella stands above all other instruments in its class.

• Solid Cedar top
• Satin ebony finish.
• Deluxe inlaid ebony & ivory double
body binding
• Pearloid inlaid rosette & pearloid
mica top

LIST $749.00

ODESSA

Paracho elite Odessa

The Paracho Elite Odessa bajo quinto has a brilliant ebony and ivory striped binding, Native American bead art rosette, rear facing pearl tuning pegs, and a hand carved “whale tail” bridge. The Odessa has full bodied tone with a solid cedar top, cedar back and cedar sides. 

• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Cedar top satin-matte finish
• Poplar back & sides
• Thin 3-1/8” body

LIST $459.00

Tiple, Cuatro, & Tres

SANTIAGO CUATRO

(PUERTO RICAN STYLE)

Paracho elite santiago

The Puerto Rican Cuatro is the national instrument of Puerto Rico. The Cuatro is guitar-like in function, but with a shape closer to that of the violin. The Santiago Cuatro has ten strings in five courses, tuned, in fourths, from low to high B3 B2 • E4 E3 • A3 A3 • D4 D4 • G4 G4 (note that the bottom two pairs are in octaves, while the top three pairs are tuned in unison)

• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Solid Cedar top
• Gloss finish
• Cedar back & sides

LIST $349.00

COLUMBIAN 12 STRING TIPLE

Paracho elite tiple

The 12 string Tiple is associated with the Andean region of Colombia but is also found in other South American countries. The four sets of 3 steel strings are tuned to the same pitches as the treble strings of the guitar, with the middle string of the three lowest sets tuned an octave lower.

• Inlaid sound hole rosette
• Solid Cedar top, back & sides
• Gloss Finish Tuned D-G-B-E
• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Gloss finish: tiple-GL

LIST $349.00

HAVANA TRES

(CUBAN RICAN STYLE)

Paracho elite havanna

The Havana Cuban Tres is strung in 3 pair or 3 sets of 2 strings. The Havana has an elegant soft shoulder cutaway, decorative rosette, and a clear gloss finish.

• Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
• Solid Cedar top, back & sides
• Gloss finish

LIST $299.00

Contact Info

  • [email protected]
  • 248.585.9630
  • 248.585.7630
  • 9am-5:30pm (eastern time)
  • 32575 Industrial Drive,
    Madison Heights, MI 48071

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