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In Stock - SKU: GUCLEST-08065 - Domingo Esteso

1933 Domingo Esteso SP/CSAR

Year 1933
Top Spruce
Back & Sides CSA Rosewood
Scale Length 655 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Spain
Condition Excellent
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Description

This guitar was made by Domingo Esteso, who along with fellow worker Santos Hernandez (from the Manuel Ramirez shop), was one of the greatest makers of the twentieth century. This guitar is one of the fancier models from Esteso, most noticeably with rosette of very fine quality, and colorful, half-herringbone purfling around the top as well as inside and outside the rosette. As striking as it appears, sound is also exquisite. It has a very deep, but clean, clear and pure quality to the sound - a very strong fundamental with rich overtone content in every note - very stylish, refined and alluring. The rich, played-in quality of sound is something that can only be found in an instrument of this vintage. In the hands, it feels very expressive and responsive to the most subtle of changes in the players touch. The sound is absolutely magical from the bottom-end to the highest registers. It has some well-repaired cracks in the top and was refinished at some point in the past, but the back and sides are clean with no repairs or damage. Overall, a very enjoyable and easy instrument to play, with plenty of volume to satisfy a modern audience in any concert setting.

Luthier Bio: Domingo Esteso and the Conde dynasty

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1933 Domingo Esteso SP/CSAR

Johann Sebastian Bach's "Prelude in C Major" performed by Keith Rodriguez on a 1933 Domingo Esteso

Description

This guitar was made by Domingo Esteso, who along with fellow worker Santos Hernandez (from the Manuel Ramirez shop), was one of the greatest makers of the twentieth century. This guitar is one of the fancier models from Esteso, most noticeably with rosette of very fine quality, and colorful, half-herringbone purfling around the top as well as inside and outside the rosette. As striking as it appears, sound is also exquisite. It has a very deep, but clean, clear and pure quality to the sound - a very strong fundamental with rich overtone content in every note - very stylish, refined and alluring. The rich, played-in quality of sound is something that can only be found in an instrument of this vintage. In the hands, it feels very expressive and responsive to the most subtle of changes in the players touch. The sound is absolutely magical from the bottom-end to the highest registers. It has some well-repaired cracks in the top and was refinished at some point in the past, but the back and sides are clean with no repairs or damage. Overall, a very enjoyable and easy instrument to play, with plenty of volume to satisfy a modern audience in any concert setting.

Luthier Bio: Domingo Esteso and the Conde dynasty

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