Domingo Esteso 1926 – a great guitar nicely built with great sound. We are not 100% sure if this guitar was built by Esteso himself, or somebody built it unter his supervision.
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 the end of 1937, Faustino and his two brothers, Mariano and Julio Conde continued working under the label Vda y Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso. Domingo Esteso guitars are considered monumental and historical, some of them are shown in the great Museums around the world telling the most important part of the history of the flamenco guitar.
This guitar is from 1926 and is a very nice classical guitar. It is in good condition with only a few professional repairs and a refinish. It has a spruce top and beautiful rosewood back and sides. 652 mm cale length and 52 mm nut width.
We sell this guitar for a lower price, because we are not 100% sure if this guitar was actually built by Esteso. What we can say is, that this guitar is built in the style of Esteso’s guitars.
This guitar absolutely sounds fantastic. Its tonal richness is definitely on the same level as the best guitars of that time. It has developed a characterful vintage sound. The sweetness of the sound is deeply charming.
This very poetic instrument is truly one of a kind. The clear and charming trebles have a wonderful timbre and the deep dark basses have a very mysterious aura as well as a unique Spanish spontaneity.
The guitar also has a remarkable balance and the tones virtually float in the room while maintaining harmonic richness.
It comes with an old guitar case.