The Vihuela is a 5-string instrument that features a vaulted back or belly for added resonance. The Vihuela is tuned a-d-g-b-e and gives the Mariachi ensemble its unique sound. Its role is normally for rhythm and chordal accompaniment although contemporary artists are making more clever use of the Vihuela's capabilities. The Paracho Elite Vihuela features a decoratively bound body, geared machine heads, solid Tacote top, and a decorative soundhole rosette. Nylon gig bag is included.
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.