Paracho Elite Zapata 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 Zapata
The Zapata uses all the right materials, featuring an inlaid abalone rosette and a striped, double-figured binding that curls around its soft single cut body like a rattlesnake.
This requinto is topped with a solid piece of cedar, the sides & back are made of Italian simulated rosewood and fingerboard and bridge have both been hand carved from rosewood.
The Zapata has one of the sweeter sounds in the Paracho Elite instrument line. This requinto will complete your trio.
- Solid Cedar Top
- Gloss Finish
- Italian-made Simulated Rosewood Back & Sides
- Ebony & Ivory Striped Binding
- Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge
- Abalone Inlaid Rosette