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Cordoba Esteso - All Solid Wood - European Spruce Top, Pau Ferro Back/Sides - Nylon String Classical Guitar
New Cordoba Esteso Model
Solid European Spruce top
Solid Pau Ferro (Santos Rosewood) back and sides
Based on a 1931 Domingo Esteso model
Hand crafted in Cordoba's special Luthier Series workshop in China
Includes hardshell Cordoba humidified archtop wood case
The Cordoba Esteso is a lightweight, small body guitar with a full size (650mm) scale length. It is a truly elegant guitar with a perfectly balanced voice.
This guitar is handcrafted in Cordoba's special Luthier Series work shop in China
This Cordoba Esteso is built with solid European spruce top and solid Pau Ferro (Santos Rosewood) back and sides. Pau Ferro is a variety of rosewood from Brazil, renowned for its striking figure, great volume, and light weight.
The Cordoba Esteso has a more petite body shape than many full size guitars, measuring 13 ¾” at the lower bout. It has a 650mm scale length, 52mm nut width, and a comfortable classical guitar neck profile.
Additional features include a mahogany neck topped with an African ebony fingerboard, flamed maple binding, intricate pearloid rosette, nitrocellulose finish, and Domingo Esteso’s 5-fan bracing pattern.
Cordoba added a few modern refinements such as a truss rod, geared tuning machines, durable finish, and nylon strings. The result is an instrument that exemplifies authentic Domingo Esteso designs, voicing, and feel, and captures a rare piece of guitar making history.
All of our guitars are set up in our shop free of charge before shipping!
From the Cordoba Website:
The Cordoba Luthier Select Series represents the marriage of peak instrument design and fine craftsmanship. Handcrafted by a team of elite luthiers in small batches, the Luthier Select series guitars bring new life to the designs that shaped the modern nylon string guitar. For over 15 years, Cordoba has been perfecting the art of Nylon string instruments, working in conjunction with teams all around the globe to bring authentic nylon string tone with the playability and longevity that a modern musician demands. As Cordoba has grown in tandem with the quality of their manufacturing, it is with great pride and satisfaction that Cordoba pays homage to the greats in luthiery with the release of the Luthier Select series.
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. Available with a European Spruce or 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 coloring 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) and Esteso SP (Spruce top) offer players a chance to enjoy the exemplary sound and feel of one of history’s premier luthiers.
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