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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

Paracho Elite Guitars are 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. Many of the Luthiers are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers. 

These hand crafted, quality-made guitars are made from fine selected woods. Each guitar has its own unique styling and beautiful inlay craftsmanship. Most importantly, they provide remarkable sound and playability.

SAN BENITO

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SAN MARCOS

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EL PASO

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LLANO

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Requintos & Mariachi Instruments

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.

DEL RIO

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GONZALES

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

The requinto guitar uses nylon strings 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).

ZAPATA

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VIHUELA

GUITARRON

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Bajo Sextos

ALVARADO

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BELLEZA

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BRAVO

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HIDALGO

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MORENO

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PRESIDIO

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VICTORIA

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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 Quintos

MORELIA

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ODESSA

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NOVELLA

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LAREDO

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Tiple, Cuatro, & Tres

SANTIAGO CUATRO

(PUERTO RICAN STYLE)

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COLUMBIAN 12 STRING TIPLE

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HAVANA TRES

(CUBAN RICAN STYLE)

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