The Baja Quinto is a fabulously fun accompaniment instrument, featuring 10 strings. It was initially designed to take over the left-hand parts of accordion compositions, later becoming popular in Tex-Mex music. Now, it’s unique sound plays an integral role in those Southwestern ensembles.
The H. Jimenenz Bajo Quinto has a solid Spruce top with a gold metal flake finish and cream single-ply binding. The mahogany body sports a large cutaway for easy access to the higher frets of the instrument. The 5 sets of strings are strung across a low-profile neck, capped with an 18-fret rosewood fingerboard, which creates delightful resonance and nice feel.
Like all H. Jimenez Bajo Quintos in the Colección Palomazo, the LBQ1EGT is equipped with an active Fishman Rare Earth pickup, utilizing cutting-edge neodymium magnets, for a warmer, more natural acoustic tone, providing increased musicality.
While it often finds its home in a certain style of music, there is no limit to what you can play once you fall in love with the sound of the Bajo Quinto.