The jarana jarocha is a guitar-shaped fretted stringed instrument from the southern region of the state of Veracruz, Mexico and it comes in many variations. This jarana is the jarana mosquito or simply, mosquito and is the second smallest sized jarana available. The mosquito and tiny chaquiste often have shrill voices. , while the segunda has a more tenor, shimmering voice. The tercera has a deep and sonorous voice, and the jarana primera tends to have a high and sharp voice. This chaquiste was made by master luthier Miguel Ángel Bravo Hernandez from Tlacotalpan, Veracruz. The body and neck is made out of a single, hollowed out, piece of cedar. It is an exceptional example of the traditional/artisan way of making jaranas and requintos jarochos.
NOTE: These are handcrafted instruments and might not be identical to the image shown and are strung in the Tradicional style of 5 courses G, CC, EE, AA, G. Call to check availability of Tlacotalpan style (GG, CC, EE, AA) strung jaranas.