An early Conde Hermanos … Viuda de Esteso 1944

Built in the style and in the tradition of Domingo Esteso … this nice old guitar is simply a dream.
The Spanish luthier Domingo Esteso Lopez was one of the great guitar-makers of the early part of the 20th century that apprenticed with Manuel Ramirez. After Manuel Ramirez died, he opened his own shop on the calle Gravina, where he was joined by his 13 year old nephew Faustino Conde in 1926, as did Mariano Conde in 1929. After his death in 1937, Faustino and his two brothers, Mariano and Julio Conde continued working under the label Vda y Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso.
Despite being a modest guitar, this guitar tells a great history, and it’s impressive sound underlines its importance, combining a punchy attack to sweet warmth and passionate dynamics that only come from almost eighty years matured excellence.
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