The VIHUELA MEXICANA is a smaller physical scale of the Guitarrón. The sound produced from this musical instrument is that of a tenor guitar (tenor-higher pitched). The body or the sound box is much smaller and also has a convex back, which in Spanish we call "la joroba". The tuning mechanism on the headstock can be metal machine heads or wooden pegs (also called las clavijas). The Vihuela Mexicana has 5 strings nylon wound.
(The Guitarrón, Vihuela Mexicana and Guitar together are commonly referred to as the rhythm section or las armonías). The Vihuela Mexicana was the instrument preferred by the mariachi musicians in central Jalisco.
Paracho DON CORTEZ, VIHUELA PROFESIONAL, is carefully made by luthiers that have been
Mariachis and they are 3 generation in vihuela and Mexican instrument making. They are made hand made and 100% top spruce wood. Some with clavijas and others with machine heads. Perota wood a rich beautiful wood in its own kind. The top, design is hand made burn wood. And the liston is maple
The sound is rich and crisp loud, for giving the mariachi rhythm .
Caja armonica: perota wood
Boca : concha
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