Paracho Elite Gonzales Acoustic Requinto Guitar
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.
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.
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).
About the 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 premium features include a soft single cutaway, beautiful inlay rosette, full body binding treatments, along with a rosewood bridge and fretboard. The Gonzales has a punchy & balanced tone that’s ready to make music!
- Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge
- Mahogany Back & Sides
- Solid Cedar Top
- Gloss Finish
- Butterfly Inlaid Rosette