The Esteve (pronounced Es-TAY-vay) line of guitars come from a workshop in the beautiful Mediterranean coastal farming town of Alboraya, Spain, near Valencia. The shop was started in the 1950's by Francisco Esteve and Manuel Adalid Sr. Today it is a very busy workshop of about 40 artisans crafting high quality guitars by hand. The shop is still in the family tradition and is now managed by Manuel Adalid Jr. Over half a century of dedication to the highest standards of lutherie in the great Spanish tradition has distinguished the name of Esteve as one of the best in the world. We take great pride in importing these exceptional guitars directly from this time-honored, family tradition.
The Esteve line of guitars is characterized by a traditional "Spanish" tone that's deep, rich and of a warm quality. Their outstanding tone quality is achieved by using only solid cedar or spruce on the soundboards and high qualiy rosewood, ovangkol and mahogany for all models. Attention to the fine points of string set-up make every model of Esteve a pleasure to play.
Model 11 Excellent grade western red cedar with select solid Indian rosewood and ebony fingerboard. Lovely bindings and purfling and very good tuners. The design and construction of this model comes directly from Manuel Adalid, master luthier of the workshop. It is highly responsive with a quick attack and excellent sustain and volume.
***Please Note, This guitar has a small chip on the bridge, Not Structural just cosmetic***