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In Stock - SKU: GUFLEST-06974 - Domingo Esteso

1932 Domingo Esteso SP/CY

Year 1932
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Cypress
Scale Length 656 mm
Nut width 51 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Spain
Condition Excellent
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This peghead flamenco 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 first half of the twentieth century. Even by modern standards today, the volume of this instrument is plentiful, and the loose, woody, and played-in sound is something that can only be found in an instrument of this vintage. The sound is absolutely magical from the bottom-end to the highest registers. It can be caressed to draw out a beautiful, singing lyricism but when pushed just right it growls as an old world flamenco. Condition-wise it has several well-repaired cracks to the top and sides (the back has no cracks) that has beautifully preserved its authentic sound, and it plays easily to both hands. This guitar is a great piece of flamenco history and we hope its future owner draws the same inspiration from it as its predecessors clearly have.

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1932 Domingo Esteso SP/CY

"Wa Habibi" (Traditional Lebanese Hymn) performed by Chris Fossek on a 1932 Domingo Esteso