Aria Concert Classical - Ensemble Contra Bass 75CB
Our prices have risen because we have been compelled to obtain this instrument through yet another country and we are only covering the extra shipping and customs charges that we incur.
Country of Origin: Spain (though Aria is a Japanese Company)
Top: Solid Red Cedar
Back & Sides: Sapelli
Comes with a Hard Shell Case: CG240
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Guitar ensemble and guitar orchestra music has been developed and promoted by Hiroki Nibori since 1957 and is gaining popularity among guitar players throughout the world. Playing in a group is great fun. It is an excellent opportunity to make new friends and learn from the more advanced players. One of the most valuable aspects of playing in a guitar ensemble is that it gives students the exposure of playing on a stage in front of an audience. When you combine the sounds of alto, bass, and contra bass guitars with standard (prime) guitars, a whole new world of sound comes alive. Even the beginner will find it easy to pick up any of these guitars and enjoy a variety of new and exciting musical styles.
An ALTO GUITAR is usually tuned a 5th higher than a standard (prime) guitar. Its open tuning notes sound the same as a standard guitar played on the 7th fret position: B,E,A,D,F#,B.
BASS GUITAR is tuned 4th lower than standard guitar, one octave lower than Alto guitar: B,E,A,D,F#,B
CONTRA BASS GUITAR is tuned one octave lower than standard guitar: E,A,D,G,B,E