Yairi..... Requinto

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by Turbo Gerbil, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Turbo Gerbil

    Turbo Gerbil Member

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    I bought this a few months ago but it's definitely one of the coolest guitars I have. I wanted a couch practice and travel "classical" guitar that was small, but also had a full width neck, unlike most reduced size classicals. Requintos have a shorter scale and small body, but the necks are still full sized width and depth. It basically feels almost exactly like if you took a classical guitar and chopped it off at the fifth fret. Most requintos I tried sounded like utter crap, but this one has a very full and deep tone. The build quality is outstanding. Out of all the requintos I tried, only this one and some high end Navarros sounded good at all.

    It came pitched to A with rather thin strings, but to get more standard feel I put on some high tension classical strings and tune it to G instead. It actually can be tuned to E standard easily, and while that makes the strings slightly soft, it sounds pretty awesome and is cool to have such a small guitar in standard pitch.

    very cool addition, and reminds me why I'm a Yairi fanboy.

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  2. Frozen Rat

    Frozen Rat Gold Supporting Member

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    It looks very comfortable, even with that neck wide as an aircraft carrier.
     
  3. Turbo Gerbil

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    Plays like a full sized classical which is what I wanted :). But the action is almost flamenco low.
     
  4. Tony Done

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    I've got a Colombian requinto, and also use guitar stings in G standard, rather than hunting down skinny requnto strings for A standard. Mine is about a 22" scale, which is three frets shorter than typical guitar. The top is pretty ugly, looks like it was made from six pieces of packing case, wit a little sliver of cedar at the edge of the treble bout. It sounds a lot better than it looks:

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  5. Turbo Gerbil

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    cool. It has "character" at least :)
     

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