Description: Acoustic Guitar - Bajo Sexto - 12 String Guitar New w/ Hardshell case
NEW Bajo Sexto - 12 String Guitar with Hardshell Case.
Front - Spruce
Back - Sapelli
Sides - Sapelli
Fingerboard - Rosewood
Turns / Machines - Zinc alloy with chrome diecast
Sapelli back and sides
A classic 12-string conjunto instrument.
Bajo Sexto is made with the same reverence for heritage as the traditional Mexican music it is used in. Primarily providing bass and chordal accompaniment in a conjunto group, this guitar's lowered tuning gives it a very rich and resonant sound.
The Bajo Sexto is carefully crafted from an all-spruce top for superb resonance and brilliant sustain. The back and sides are built strong with mahogany. The fretboard is made from rosewood. These excellent tonewoods combine to produce an instrument that is sonorous and dependable. The Bajo Sexto also features a decorative rosette and authentic bajo sexto strings.
This is terrific instrument for guitarists seeking new textures and south-of-the-border musical seasoning.
Traditionally, the bajo sexto is a part of the instrumentation of conjunto groups in Northern Mexico. Its role is to provide the bass and chord accompaniment to the band's lead instrument--the button accordian. Powerful bass tones are produced by playing string pairs. In traditional use, the top two strings are not played and in some cases they are removed creating what's referred to as a bajo quinto. The next four top strings play the basslines while the lower six provide the chords.
Small conjunto groups also usually incorporate a guitar and drum kit. Unlike mariachi bands who rarely perform at dances, conjunto groups provide the two-step basis for many Mexican dances. Conjunto in its modern form has evolved into what is now referred to as Tejano music.
*We also have this guitar in red, natural, sunburst and brown. Please specify which one you prefer in your order.
**We can email you the proper tuning instructions if you would like.
***Bonus! - We will also include a harmonica (your choice of black/chrome, blue/chrome, red/chrome), and a 12-pack of Alice guitar picks!