Guitarro

Name: Guitarro.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Tuning: B / F# / D / A / E
Country: Catalan, Spain.
Region: Iberian Peninsula & Western Europe.

Description: The Guitarro [in Catalan: guitarró] is a small, baroque, five-stringed guitar from Aragon, slightly larger than the requinto or cavaquinho. The instrument is also found in other regions of Spain, such as Andalusia, La Mancha, and Murcia. The guitarro was never intended to be a solo instrument. Rather it was meant to provide plucked accompaniment Aragonese jotas and rondas.

Tunings: Common tuning is B / F# / D / A / E, but this sometimes varies. While all five strings are usually single, the three middle strings can also be doubly strung to produce a stronger sound.

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