Mariachi Huapanguera

The Huapanguera is a 8-string, large bodied Mexican guitar with origins in the Jarocho region of Mexico. Candelas Guitars hand makes each huapanguera with Cedar, Mahogany, Palo Escrito or Indian Rosewood sides. The tops of the Huapangueras are hand made with either Tacote, Cedar or Spruce. All Huapanguera’s are priced to include a transparent, thin, and durable pickguard that will last 10 years, the longest durable pickguards available today.

Mariachi Huapanguera Guitar
Mariachi Huapanguera Guitar
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Mariachi Huapanguera Back
Mariachi Huapanguera Back
Mariachi Huapanguera Headstock
Mariachi Huapanguera Headstock
Mariachi Huapanguera Body
Mariachi Huapanguera Body
Mariachi Huapanguera Soundhole
Mariachi Huapanguera Soundhole

 

The History of Huapangueras

The huapanguera has its origins in the southeast areas of Mexico near Vera Cruz. It is a typically sized guitar in length but has a larger, deeper body than normal, a flat back as well as a shorter neck. The huapanguera is sometimes referred to as a quinta guitarra which should not be confused with a guitarra quinta, another name given to a Guitarra de Golpe.

The huapanguera is strummed and acts as the bass in a musical ensemble such as a Mariachi band.