Guitarra Leona

Name: Guitarra Leona
Type: Bass > Lute > Chordophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country: Mexico.
Region: Veracruz, Mexico, 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 guitarrone as played in Mariachi. It is struck with a plectrum that is usually a piece of bone or carved bull-horn.

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

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