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Lucida Guitarron (Mariachi Bass Guitar) with extras

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-07-18)
Price : US $182

Lucida Guitarron (Mariachi Bass Guitar) with extras Lucida Guitarron (Mariachi Bass Guitar) with extras Lucida Guitarron (Mariachi Bass Guitar) with extras

The guitarrón (literally ''large guitar'' in Spanish, the suffix ''-ón'' denoting ''large'') is a very large, deep-bodied Mexican 6-string acoustic bass played in mariachi bands. Although obviously similar to the guitar, it is not a derivative of that instrument, but was independently developed from the sixteenth-century Spanish bajo de uña. It achieves audibility by its great size, and does not require electric amplification for performances in small venues. The guitarrón is fretless, the strings are heavy gauge, and the action is high, so that quite a bit of left hand strength is required. The guitarrón is played by plucking always DOUBLE STRING (one octave between), which is facilitated by the unusual tuning A D G C E A with the high A lowered an octave putting it just one octave above the low A.This Guitarrón was purchased a year ago for use in my multi-cultural music class. I have changed teaching assignments and no longer have a need for it. The retail price tag of $459.99 is still on the case.Please note some damage done to the instrument in the third picture. A student dropped a large metal object on the guitarron body and just about stopped my heart. The damage does not look great, but the sound quality is still quite good. Your ears would never know the difference.This package includes a soft case, a neck clip (shown in the picture and stylistically preferred), and a beginning instructional book (retail price of $15).Please e-mail with any questions. Happy bidding.

Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-07-18)

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