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Paracho Elite Guitars Havana Cuban 6 String Tres  Natural

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The Paracho Elite Havana Cuban Tres is strung in in 3 pair or 3 sets of 2 strings. The Havana has an elegant shoulder cutaway, nice rosette treatment...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 05-19-2017

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A native stringed instrument from Cuba with a tres unique sound.

The Paracho Elite Havana Cuban Tres is strung in in 3 pair or 3 sets of 2 strings. The Havana has an elegant shoulder cutaway, nice rosette treatment and a clear gloss finish.It features a solid cedar top and cedar back and sides for a sweet, mellow tone. A tres player is called a tresero in Cuba and a tresista in Puerto Rico

Tuning the Tres
gG cc Ee
The uppercase letter represents the wound sting. E string is the same as the high E on a guitar.

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 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.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Solid cedar top
  • Cedar back & sides
  • Gloss finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Case sold separately

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4.0

Unusual & nice sounding

By Ruesterlll

from Alexandria, VA

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      Comments about Paracho Elite Guitars Havana Cuban 6 String Tres:

      I've been playing guitar & such for 20+ years and grew up in Miami, but am no expert on Cuban style folk stringed instruments. So weigh accordingly.

      This instrument is lovely. The top is a single piece of grainy cedar. The back and sides claim to be cedar, but I'm almost certain that they are mahogany. The bracings and such are made from all types of scrap wood, but the build is rock solid.
      No truss rod, but the neck is straight.
      The tuners have a lot of play, but maintain pitch quite well after a simple tightening.
      The action is pretty high and will require some nut and bridge sanding to make it playable, but I've never seen a guitar under 1grand where that wasn't the case. Of course, this makes the intonation really bad near the nut. Unfortunately, mine arrived set up with only 1 octave course (Gg, cc, ee; rather than Gg, cc, Ee as advertised). I've ordered some proper Labella Tres strings and will shave and reslot the nut and bridge when they arrive.
      The frets are tiny, and don't come anywhere near the edge of the fingerboard; so no sharp edges, but don't even consider bending outward.
      I find the distance between courses to be enormous. But the only reference I have is online pics of other instruments.
      If you want a gig-ready instrument straight from the box, this isn't it. But if you don't mind spending time/money on a proper set-up, this thing looks and sounds great.

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