1930 Domingo Esteso SP/CSAR


Year: 1930 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: CSA Rosewood Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 52 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Spain Condition: Excellent


ITEM: 05551A


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 first half of the twentieth century. It has a very clean, clear and pure quality to the sound, a very strong fundamental with very controlled overtones, and a very natural, "woody" quality of sound, very stylish, refined and alluring. Even by modern standards today, the volume of this instrument is huge, and the rich, played-in quality of sound is something that can only be found in an instrument of this vintage and condition. In the hands, it feels very expressive and responsive to the most subtle of changes in the players touch. A very fine and rare example from this very collectible builder.

Luthier Bio: Domingo Esteso and the Conde dynasty

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