The Paracho Elite Santiago Puerto Rican style Cuatro has a shape similar to a violin with points at the inner bouts, but is more rounded like a guitar. The bridge is a classic guitar type, but the instrument is steel strung. The Santiago features a solid cedar top, cedar back and sides, and a natural gloss finish.
The Cuatro is a unique instrument from Puerto Rico that belongs to the "lute" family. This instrument's graceful baroque body has been revered for decades as the national instrument of Puerto Rico. It is played with a flat pick and sounds like a cross between a 12-string guitar and a mandolin. It has 10 strings in 5 courses and is tuned from low to high B-E-A-D-G, with the B and E in octaves and A-D-G tuned in unison.
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 that work at the Paracho Elite shop are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers.
These hand crafted, quality guitars are made from some of the finest woods. Each guitar has it's own unique styling and beautiful inlay craftsmanship. Most importantly, they produce remarkable sound and are played by recording and performing professionals.
- Paracho Elite Santiago Puerto Rican Style Cuatro
- Solid cedar top
- Cedar back & sides
- Natural gloss finish
- Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
- Nut Width: 2"
- Scale Length: 20 1/4"
- UPC: 843544009739
- Model: SANTIAGO