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Guitarron Strings

Guitarron Strings

Guitarron Strings available in either full sets or as single strings.

The guitarron – translated as "big guitar" – is not only a constant in mariachi groups, but was used by Mothers of Invention? True! The short-necked bass guitar was surprisingly not derived from the guitar, but developed from the sixteenth-century Spanish bajo de uña (but you knew that right??). Though a requirement in mariachi music, it’s occasionally found its way into popular and classical music as well, including the Mothers of Invention’s Freak Out!, where it was played by Roy Estrada. More popularly, Randy Meisner played it on "New Kid in Town" by the Eagles. It was also the inspiration for the modern acoustic bass guitar, though it has six strings while the acoustic bass guitar has four.

Have a question about Guitarron Strings? Just call 800-513-8271 to talk with our friendly music and string experts. They’re available Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. You also can email us.

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