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Guitarra

Guitarra Leona

Name: Guitarra Leona.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes > Guitarillos > Bajo.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.5
Tuning: G A D G
Country: Veracruz, Mexico.
Region: Central America.

Description: The Guitarra Leona [lioness] also goes by other names, bumburona, bombona, vozarrona, big guitar. It is a large-sized four stringed flat-backed composite lute that plays the role of bass in Son Jarocho. Slightly smaller in size to the guitarron as played in Mariachi. It is struck with a plectrum that is usually a piece of bone or carved bull-horn.

Citations: Bibliography: Cultural Atlas of Mexico. Music ~ Mexico: Grupo Editorial Planeta. 1988. ISBN 968-406-121-8 ; Websites:

Guitarra Del Golpe

Name: Guitarra Del Golpe.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes > Guitarillos.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.5
Country: Jalisco, Michoacán, Mexico.
Region: Central America.

Description: The Guitarra del Golpe is a variety of guitar found in Michoacán, Mexico. It has five single nylon strings. The strumming is similar in style to the vihuela [as featured in mariachi ensembles].

Guitarra Del Golpe Tunings
Name Tunings
Standard Michoacán D G C E A
Tecalitlán D G B E A
Urban Up G C E A D
Urban Below G C E A D
Vihuela A D G B E

Citations: Websites: Pacoweb.net / Guitarra Del Golpe entry ;