Guitarra Del Golpe

Name: Guitarra Del Golpe
Type: Lute > Chordophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
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
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
Vehuela A / D / G / B / E

Note: The tunings “urban up” and “urban down” are the same tuning although the third string from top down G3 / C3 / E4 / A3 / D4. Urban below is the same tuning although on the third string from top down G3 / C4 / E3 / A3 / D4 / although an octave below.


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