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Q: 6 string acustic bass guitar ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: 6 string acustic bass guitar
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: smartanswers-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 15 Aug 2005 13:48 PDT
Expires: 14 Sep 2005 13:48 PDT
Question ID: 556070
Where can I purchase a six string acustic bass guitar on line. I have
already searched Google search engine for purcase.
Subject: Re: 6 string acustic bass guitar
Answered By: journalist-ga on 15 Aug 2005 14:22 PDT
Greetings Smartanswers,

The six-string acoustic bass to which you refer is known by the name
Guitarron.  Below are a few sites where you can order one.  :)

Guitarron $799.95

Johnson Lucida LG-GR1 Guitarron  $318.99

Lucida Guitarron (LG-GR1)  $425.00

Guitarrons  $700 and $950

Guitarron  $805.50


La Bella Guitarrone Metal Strings $21.93

Candelas Guitarron Strings  $20.00
Cuerdas Selmer para Guitarron  $18.50
La Bella Guitarron Strings  $25.00


"The guitarron (more accurately guitarrón) or chitarrone is a very
large, deep-bodied Mexican 6-string acoustic bass guitar played in
Mariachi bands. Although obviously similar to the guitar, it is not a
derivative of that instrument, but was independently developed from
the sixteenth-century Spanish Bajo de Uña. It achieves audibility by
its great size, and does not require electric amplification. The
guitarron is fretless, the strings are heavy gauge, and the action is
high, so that quite a bit of left hand strength is required. The
strings are plucked strongly, two strings an octave apart at a time,
which is facilitated by the unusual tuning, A D G c e A.

"Unlikely but true guitarron trivia: the guitarron is played by Roy
Estrada on the 1966 Mothers of Invention album "Freak Out!". Randy
Meisner of The Eagles also plays the guitarron on the track "New Kid
In Town" from the album "Hotel California" (1976). Another American
player using the guitarron in a non-traditional context is Aaron
Goldsmith of the New York-based multicultural acoustic ensemble
Luminescent Orchestrii; he uses a modified guitarron with an elongated
neck that allows him to play more melodically."


Thank you for asking this interesting question.  :)  As a musician, I
am familiar with the Guitarron, and it does have a wonderful, rich
sound for an acoustic bass.

Happy playing!

Best regards,


"six string" OR "6-string" "acoustic bass"
Mariachi OR Mexican "acoustic bass"
guitarron order OR buy

Request for Answer Clarification by smartanswers-ga on 16 Aug 2005 06:54 PDT
What I was looking for was an acustic bass similer to a 5 string acustic bass 
which has three octaves. I have a 5 string electric bass and was
planing on purchasing a 6 string electric bass with the open c string.
However, It appears that acustic bass guitars stop at 5 string as far
as long neck three octaves. Are there other options besides the
Guitarron 6 string bass?

Clarification of Answer by journalist-ga on 16 Aug 2005 08:36 PDT
Smartanswers, will you clarify a bit more please?  Your original
question asked for a 6-string acoustic bass, which is a Guitarron (and
played in octaves sans frets).  I found numerous electric 6-string
basses like those at
- or did you mean 4-or 5-string acoustic basses like these

Clarification is appreciated, and I'll be happy to try and answer your
additional question.

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by smartanswers-ga on 17 Aug 2005 06:32 PDT
Ok, I found what I'm looking for. However, this Ovation
B10 Acoustic/Electric Bass in a six string would be a dream come true.
Do you have any idea who would offer such an instrument?

Clarification of Answer by journalist-ga on 17 Aug 2005 11:56 PDT
Does this appear to fit the bill?

Veillette MK-IV, 6-String Acoustic/Electric Bass

You may also be able to order a custom 6-string bass from Rob Allen:

Best regards,


"6-string" "Acoustic/Electric Bass"
Veillette MK-IV 6-String Acoustic/Electric Bass
Veillette MKIV 6-String Acoustic/Electric Bass
6-String Acoustic/Electric Bass custom
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