We are very proud to offer the Córdoba Esteso Classical guitar. This one of a kind is a light weight, small-bodied guitar with a full size scale length, based on the designs from the incomparable Domingo Esteso, one of the most skilled flamenco guitar makers of the 20th century.
Domingo Esteso is considered one of the greatest Spanish luthiers of the 20th century, with a career that began in the 1890s, and continued through the 1930s. Created after extensive study of Domingo Esteso’s guitars, the Luthier Select Esteso mirrors the light weight and responsive volume produced by the Spanish luthier’s famous guitars. Featuring a Canadian Cedar top, the delicately, hand carved spruce bracing works in conjunction with the premium quality top woods to recreate the immaculate, full tone synonymous with guitars built by Esteso himself. Solid Pau Ferro back and sides provide the tonal pallet of rosewood, but offer lighter weight and beautiful figure. Flamed Maple binding and a unique rosette with mother-of-pearl inlay, the kind of intricacy that was reserved for Esteso’s top of the line instruments, compliment the rich colouring of the Pau Ferro. The Estesto is finished using an ultra thin Polyurethane finish to protect the delicate instrument without impeding the vibration of the soundboard. Complete with an included Deluxe Humidified Archtop wood case, the Cordoba Esteso CD (Cedar Top) offer players a chance to enjoy the exemplary sound and feel of one of history’s premier luthiers.
An alliance of tradition and craft, decades in the making. These handcrafted guitars are built in the rare, original style of past masters.