Paracho Elite Zapata Classical Requinto Acoustic Guitar with Solid Cedar Top, Natural

Paracho Elite

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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.

The Requinto is a beautiful mariachi guitar with a bright, responsive tone similar to a classical guitar, but with a higher pitch and a traditional body style. It 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). The Requinto plays lead in mariachi bands, and is often used to form the "trio romantico" a traditional folkloric style of mariachi music. Often tuned: A-D-G-C-E-A.

The Paracho Elite Zapata requinto features a solid cedar top with the heft and feel of a professional instrument. Other features include a unique abalone inlaid rosette, striped double figured binding,and a laminated headstock with pearloid inlaid star.


  • Paracho Elite Zapata Requinto
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Italian-made Simulated Rosewood back & sides
  • Abalone inlaid rosette
  • Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
  • Ebony and ivory striped binding
  • Gloss finish
  • Nut Width: 2 1/16"
  • Scale Length: 21 9/16"
  • Natural gloss finish 
  • UPC: 843544009920


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