Requinto Guitars from California, Spain and Mexico (February 17, 2014)
All requintos has been sold but...We will have new requntos with cutaways after February 20th, 2014
When applied to musical instruments, the term requinto is used in Spanish to mean a smaller, higher-pitched version of another instrument.
The requinto guitar is a six-string nylon guitar with a scale length of 530 to 555mm, this is about 18% smaller than a standard guitar scale (650 to 655mm). Many requintos have cutaways. Requintos made in Mexico typically have a deeper body (115mm to 120mm) than a standard guitar (100mm to 105mm), while requintos made in Spain tend to be of the same depth as the standard classical. In Mexico, the requinto is typically used in a "trio romantico", which includes the use of two other guitars along with the requinto.
There are small, medium, and large bodied requintos. The small and medium are usually tuned: A, D, G, c, e, a. (like a guitar fretted at the 5th fret). Occasionally, one comes across a long-scale requinto--with a scale of 570 to 585mm. Such instruments should be tuned G, C, F, b flat, d, g (like the 3rd fret on a standard guitar) in order not to put too much stress on the soundboard.
Esteve 6.04C requinto cutaway with spruce soundboard. Sold OUT
Solid cedar soundboard, rosewood fingerboard, laminated mongoy back and solid mongoy sides, deluxe tuners. 535mm scale, 21 frets with fingerboard extension over soundhole, cutaway. This is a great sounding requinto. Made in Spain. SOLD OUT
Back of Esteve 6.04C requinto. Sold Out
Esteve Deluxe Requinto case
In you live in California we must add 8.0% sales tax. Prices are FOB Irvine, California.
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