Esteve Deluxe Classical Guitars: In my semi-retirement I have discontinued importing these fine guitars. I have one left. The "India 1A" which was in my private reserve collection (revised April 19, 2015).
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Esteve 1A India
Above: Esteve India 1A. Cedar face, Indian Rosewood back and sides, ebony Fingerboard, French Polished (by Ron Fernandez), a world-class concert guitar. Genuine FUSTERO gold plated hand engraved tuner (these are the real thing, Fustero is now retired). This guitar is from my private reserve. I kept this instrument (one of the first of this model) to see how it would age. This is an easy to play guitar which has a vibrant rich sound. I have done some of the French Polish work. This guitar has a sound which you can not only hear but you can feel as you play it--some luthiers call this quality "presence". This guitar has clear flamenco tap plates, to protect the French polished soundboard. I believe they do not affect the projection of this guitar. $5000 OBO. I will not ship this guitar--come see me in California.
The Adalid is named after Manuel Adalid Senior one of the owners of the Esteve workshop. This is a world class concert guitar in terms of projection, tone, sustain, balance, materials, and playability. The back and sides are made of OLD Amazonas Rosewood (Dalbergia Spuceana), the soundboard is Western Red Cedar. I can offer a special example of this guitar from my private reserve which was made in 1999. This is a unique example of the best from the Esteve/Adalid workshop; it was made while Manuel Adalid Senior was still alive and supervising the workshop. It was made from a very fine set of old wood. The current Adalid models are made of Cocobolo or Madagascar Rosewood (I do not sell instrument made of cocobolo or Madagascar rosewood because of international CITES restriction on those woods). This guitarra has a French Polished finish which I completed. I put this guitar away from my standard inventory because I thought it was very special. I wanted to see how it would age. It has been keep scratch free. This instrument has been stored in very good humidity condition (always close to 50% relative humidity.This is a concert level instrument with good action for a good player. It has genuine Fustero gold plated tuners. For sale in US only.
This specific guitar (number 84, signed) made in 1999 is quite different and not to be confused with the recent Adalid model offered on the internet which sell for $3950. This guitar has genuine hand-engraved Fustero tuners (these are the real thing, Mr. Fustero is now retired so there are no more from his workshop); it has OLD beautiful Dalbergia Spruceana wood NOT Cocobolo (which is too heavy) nor NEW Madagascar Rosewood; it has an innovative bridge design which makes the soundboard more flexible; it has finely tuned traditional all wood bracing (no experimental carbon bracing); it has final French Polish, precision fret dressing and string action set-up by Ron Fernandez, it was made under Manuel Adalid Senior who died several years ago. Manuel Adalid Senior was an original partner with Francisco Esteve in 1958.
Above: The Adalid, Number 84, 1999, from Fernandez Private reserve. This is a very fine concert model. Sold to a lucky player in Monterrey County.
The late Manuel Adalid Senior was one of the founders of Guitarras Francisco Esteve. His son Manuel Adalid Junior has run the Esteve workshop for 2 decades. As the director of the Esteve workshop he has designed new models and redesigned the standard models. There are several Adalid models.These guitars have been designed by Manuel Adalid Junior--the director of the Esteve workshop since the early 1990s.The Manuel Adalid models are under the Esteve master label. These guitars have been designed by Manuel Adalid Junior. These guitar range from all-solid wood models intended for the serious amateur and working professional to deluxe world class concert intended for the concert stage.
Esteve Guitars imported and distributed by Fernandez Music are inspected, detailed, and set-up for best playability personally by Ron Fernandez in California.
Prices subject to change without notice. All items subject to availability. Prices FOB Irvine, California.
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My phone number is 949-856-1537
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