Leona Jarocha en Do by “Instrumentos Miguel Ángel”
JD Salazar Music
The leona is a guitar-shaped fretted stringed instrument, from the state of Veracruz, Mexico. It has four strings and is a low pitched instrument in the son jarocho string family of instruments. The león or vozarrona, bigger than the former, is the lowest instrument in son jarocho genre.
This leona 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 leonas.
NOTE: These are handcrafted instruments and might not be identical to the image shown. These Leonas are in C/Do tuning CDGC.