Paracho Elite Guitars are handcrafted high quality instruments made from the finest woods in the legendary mountain village of Paracho, high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. Each Paracho Elite Instrument is handmade with unique styling and beautiful decorative inlays: never mass produced. Premium woods and solid cedar tops, along with new bracing technology, means each instrument produces excellent tone and volume that will only improve with age. Every instrument is inspected to the highest quality control standards thoroughly before leaving the workshop. The name Paracho Elite to pays tribute to the Mexican village of Paracho, and its history, as the guitar building capital of the world. Paracho Artisans have been perfecting their craft for over 200 years, many luthiers are fourth and fifth generation.
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). Many requintos have cutaways. Requintos made in Mexico typically have a deeper body than a standard guitar (110mm as opposed to 105mm). In Mexico, the requinto is typically used in a “trio romantico”, which includes the use of two other guitars along with the requinto.
Paracho Elite “Zapata” Requinto Guitar Features:
- Solid cedar top
- Laminated Rosewood back and sides
- Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
- Abalone Inlaid Rosette and Binding
- Hardshell case included