Made in the legendary mountain village of Paracho, Mexico, Paracho Elite stringed instruments are handcrafted from fine selected woods, with unique styling and beautiful inlay craftsmanship. The Vihuela is a small, deep-bodied rhythm guitar tune one octave above a guitar, giving it a ukulele-like quality. It provides strumming and double-stringed plucking rhythms and chordal accompaniment to the mariachi ensemble. The Vihuela measures 31″ high and 6 1/4″ deep. It features geared machine heads, a solid tacote top with clear gloss finish, rosewood fingerboard, and an ornate sound hole rosette and binding.