Nice guitar by the Conde shop in Felipe V No. 2 – it has this irresistible Conde sound!
The Story started with Domingo Esteso. He was one of the great guitar builders at the beginning of the 20th century. Esteso died in 1937, but Faustino Conde and his brothers Mariano and Julio continued the workshop under the name ‘Vda y Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso’ and then ‘Hermanos Conde Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso’.
Felipe Conde (son of Mariano Conde) started working in the shop at the age of 15 and had the great opportunity to learn his craftsmanship from the great masters.
After the death of Faustino Conde, Mariano Conde and his son opened an independent workshop on Calle Felipe V No. 2 in Madrid.
Felipe still runs this workshop today and he has already introduced his children to the art of building guitars.
This guitar was built in the Conde shop in 1994. This guitar has the old headstock style of a Domingo Esteso guitar. The style of the whole guitar resembles to the old Esteso guitars!
The materials are exquisite with a beautiful matured spruce top and high quality cypress back and sides.
It has a scale length of 664 mm and a nut width of 52 mm.
The sound of this guitar is great … dynamic and penetrating, but very balanced and clear at the same time.
Built entirely in the tradition of the Conde Hermanos, the leading Madrid manufacturers of the last 50 years, it plays lightly with a beautifully shaped neck.
Overall it is a great modern Madrid guitar with a rich and full sound.
This Hermanos Conde is in good condition with only some wear of play and use.