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Unusual Guitar Bajo Quinto

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

REminds me of the CF-100, a bit.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

yuck.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

It is a Mexican instrument played in Mariachi and Tex-Mex bands. The over the top perfling and black/white markings similar to a paint horse is common with this genre of music. It goes along with the fancy vaquero dress.

The Bajo Quinto has five double courses of strings i.e. 10 strings. Like a 12 string guitar but with 10. I think it is tuned an octave higher than a western guitar.


Another Mariach/Tex-Mex band instrument is the Bajo Sexto, which has 6 double courses (12 strings) There are differences between the Sexto and the western 12 string, but I'm not exactly sure what. I believe it is tuned in the same octave as a western guitar.

As far as I know these instruments are all custom made in Mexico.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

Here is the Bajo Sexto played by Tim Eriksen...in a non mexican style!

http://www.youtube.c...e&v=UfIpvU2Q9cs

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