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Folk & Traditional Instruments
Folk & Traditional Stringed Instruments
The stringed instruments that originate from Latin America make up a diverse range of styles and sounds from many different regions and countries. From rumba and salsa to samba and bossa nova, the musicians of these genres put a great deal of passion into their performances, whether they're playing a cuatro, requinto or a bajo sexto. In this section, you'll discover a wide range of Latin strings for every budget. Companies like Giannini, H. Jimenez, Lucida and Paracho Elite Guitars are well-known and respected in the Latin music word, and with a simple glance at the instruments here, you'll understand why.
So what Latin strings are to your liking? You certainly have plenty of choices - so much so that you might want to consider narrowing down your search to the best sellers. For example, the Giannini VSA-2 EQ Spruce Top Brazilian 10-String Acoustic-Electric Viola is a mainstay in Brazilian and Latin music. This 10-string viola is a versatile beauty that blends wonderfully with countless musical styles. Featuring a satin finish Special "C" shaped neck for easy access and playability and equipped with a Giannini GT4M preamp and a built-in chromatic digital tuner, the VSA-2 EQ sounds incredible live and in the studio.
You'll also find an impressive selection of bajo quintos and bajo sextos - in fact, the Paracho Elite Guitars Victoria-P 12 String Acoustic-Electric Bajo Sexto is a popular seller. If you're already well-versed in the musical sounds that come from South America (like Mariachi), then you're probably familiar with the sound of the Victoria. Like all Paracho Elite Guitars, this model is made in the legendary mountain village of Paracho - high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. Paracho luthiers have been honing their craft for over 200 years, and this model in particular is loaded with a Fishman Presys preamp system that perfectly captures the instrument's natural tone and clarity.
Truthfully, there are so many gorgeous Latin strings that deserve your attention. Browsing this catalog is just as fun as playing the instruments themselves, so try to spend some time here. Whether you've recently taken an interest in the spirited sounds south of the border or have been performing on the Latin festival circuit for decades, the Latin stringed instrument for you is only a cha-cha away.