Oscar Schmidt OH52SE Acoustic-Electric Bajo Sexto with Gig BagItem #: UO.OH52SE
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Acoustic-Electric Bajo Sexto with Gig Bag. Made by Oscar Schmidt. (UO.OH52SE)
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Bajo sexto meaning "lower sixth" in Spanish, refers to how this unique and beautiful guitar contributes a strong, rhythmic lower end to a guitar ensemble. The low voicing of this 12-string guitar from Oscar Schmidt allows for strong projection of chord changes across songs.
Tuning for the 12-string bajo sexto is octave E, A, D unison g, d, f. Note that tuning is the similar to a regular 12-string with the primary difference being the top two pitches. In the bajo sexto, what would be high E on a regular 12-string becomes F and what would be B becomes D.
The bajo sexto is used primarily in the norteno music of northeastern Mexico and across the border in the music of south Texas known as "Tex-Mex" or "conjunto".