The Cuatro is sort of violin-shaped, more rounded like a guitar but with points at the inner bouts like a violin. The bridge is a classic guitar type but the instrument is steel strung. It is played with a flat pick and sounds like a cross between a 12-string guitar and mandolin. It is tuned from low to high B-E-A-D-G, with the B and E in octaves.
Many of the luthiers that work at the Paracho Elite shop are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers. These hand crafted, quality guitars are made from some of the finest woods. Each guitar has it's own unique styling and beautiful inlay craftsmanship. Most importantly, they produce remarkable sound and are played by recording and performing professionals.