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Paracho Elite Guitars Columbian Tiple 12-String Classical Acoustic Guitar  Natural

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Normally the Tiple is associated with the Andean region of Colombia but is also found in Spain, Guatamala and other South American countries. The fou...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 05-19-2017

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A small, unique South American guitar with 12 strings in 4 sets of 3strings each.

Normally the Tiple is associated with the Andean region of Colombia but is also found in Spain, Guatamala and other South American countries. The four sets of steel strings are tuned to the same pitches as the treble strings of the guitar, with the middle string of three lowest sets tuned an octave lower.

Paracho Elite Guitars are made in the legendary mountain village of Paracho-high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. Paracho artisans have been perfecting their craft for over 200 years. Many of the luthiers that work at the Paracho Elite shop are fourth and fifth generation musical instrument makers. These handcrafted, quality guitars are made from some of the finest woods. Each guitar has its own unique styling and beautiful inlay craftsmanship. Most importantly, they produce remarkable sound and are played by recording and performing professionals.

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FEATURES
  • Attractive inlaid sound hole rosette
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Cedar back & sides
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Gloss finish
  • Case sold separately

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Paracho Elite GuitarsColumbian Tiple 12-String Classical Acoustic Guitar
 
4.5

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4.0

Columbian Tiple made in Mexico

By Trev

from England UK

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Comments about Paracho Elite Guitars Columbian Tiple 12-String Classical Acoustic Guitar:

Be aware, may need set up (esp. nut & bridge adjustment) to make playable & tiple strings are not easy to get in UK - some string companies offer them but will not export to Europe so you can pay a premium or make up your own string sets if you can get the very fine gauges. The supplied strings on the tiple were wrong gauges (many the same, over heavy gauge) so would need much lower or different tuning. From researching, tuning is - modern D4 D3 D4, G4 G3 G4, B4 B3 B4, E4 E4 E4 (guitar/uke) or traditional C4 C3 C4, E4 E3 E4, A4 A3 A4, D4 D4 D4 (lute fingering) strings 009P – 009P – 009P, 007P – 018W – 007P, 008P – 020W – 008P, 010P – 025W – 010P. I tune CFAD with wide flat capo for max versatility & to keep the tension down. Construction is rough but functional internally, finish thick but not bad, cedar (or similar) wood is nice & overall seems strong enough for 12 strings - there's no truss rod. Soundboard solid & thick. Back and sides may be each one piece with lines drawn down the middle & may be solid or laminated - it's hard to tell. Brass frets & tuners OK. Tone is fine, sound is full with so many strings but not especially loud due to heavy but strong construction. Nice to have a hand made instrument with a difference - interesting alternative to ukulele or entree to S. American music.

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5.0

Outstanding deal

By BreannOg

from London,UK

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

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    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Paracho Elite Guitars Columbian Tiple 12-String Classical Acoustic Guitar:

    Truly outstanding service and quality -- many thanks yet again!

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