Distinguished Latin sound.
The mission of H. Jimenez is to craft instruments that offer premium quality, tone, and playability. Each Jimenez instrument is known for sturdy construction, traditional visual appeal and a rich tone. When you play H. Jimenez™ instruments you will see, hear, and feel the difference.
See, hear and feel the difference.
Mr. Hilario “Layo” Jimenez is known worldwide for his handcrafted bajos. Growing up near the Mexican border, Layo was inspired by local musicians to teach himself how to play guitar. In 1966 he joined a touring Tex-Mex band that gave him his first taste of the bajo sexto, and furthered his interest in Latin influenced music styles. Layo quickly became a master of the bajo sexto and bajo quinto, preferring the solid bass and strum accompaniment that complimented the accordion sound.
When Layo was inspired to build instruments in 1975, he opted to create his own unique bajo sextos and bajo quintos. Crafted with inspiration and passion, each instrument features one-of-a-kind detail that makes it a true piece art.
Today, the Jimenez instruments are used by professionals and serious bajo players the world over.