Panzona

Name: Guitarra Panzona.
Type: Chordophones > Composites > Lutes > Guitarillos.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.222.6
Area: Jalisco & Michoacán.
Country: Mexico.
Region: Central America.

Description: The guitarra panzona, guitarra túa or guitarra blanca is a type of guitar With a deep body and short neck and six strings. it is found primarily in Jalisco and Michoacán.

Use: This guitar is sometimes substituted by a guitarron. It provides a “tubby” sounding rhythm for calentano music, accompanying violin, guitar and tamborita.

Citations: Bibliography: Atlas Cultural de México. Música. México: Grupo Editorial Planeta 1988 – ISBN 968-406-121-8 Websites:

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