Oscar Schmidt Bajo Sexto
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Authentic and well-made instrument for ultimate accompaniment in Mexican music.
Rich, deep tone from a solid cedar top and genuine sapele sides and back. Rosewood fretboard and bridge with gorgeous wood marquetry and deluxe tuners.
Tuning the Bajo Sexto:
1. Starting at position one (same as the first string or high E on a guitar), the first 2 strings are tuned in unison, to the note of F. The pitch is equivalent to the F note, which occurs on the 3rd fret of the 4th string on a guitar.
2. At position 2, the next set of strings moving upward, both strings are tuned in unison to the note of C, the same as the C occurring at the 3rd fret of the 5th string on a guitar.
3. At position 3, the next 2 strings are tuned in unison to the note of G, the same as the G note which occurs at the 3rd fret of the sixth string of a guitar.
4. At position 4, there are 2 strings of different sizes. The smaller string is tuned to the note of D, the same as the the open 4th string of a guitar. The larger string is tuned also to the note of D, one octave below the other string, which can be found on a bass tuner or tuned by ear, one octave below the smaller string.
5. At position 5, tune the smaller string to the note of A, the same as to the open 5th string of a guitar, which is also found on a guitar tuner. The larger string is tuned one octave below as found on a bass guitar tuner.
6. At position 6, tune the smaller string to the note of E, the same as the open sixth string of a guitar. The larger string is tuned to E, one octave below or with a bass tuner.
Case sold separately.
- Solid cedar top
- Sapele sides and back
- Rosewood fretboard and bridge
- Wood marquetry
- Deluxe tuners
- Case sold separately
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