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Cordoba Esteso CD Nylon-String Acoustic Guitar Natural

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The Esteso is a lightweight, small body guitar with a full size scale length. Its elegant appointments perfectly complement the Esteso’s incredibly balanced voice. This guitar is handcrafted in Mexico... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-12-2018 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Esteso is a lightweight, small body guitar with a full size scale length. Its elegant appointments perfectly complement the Esteso’s incredibly balanced voice. This guitar is handcrafted in Mexico. 

Materials
Cordoba’s Esteso is built with a solid Canadian cedar top, paired with solid Palo Escrito back and sides. Palo Escrito is a variety of rosewood, 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 Spanish cedar neck topped with an African ebony fingerboard, flamed maple binding, intricate pearloid rosette, nitrocellulose finish, and Esteso’s 5-fan bracing pattern. Cordoba added a few modern refinements such as a truss rod, geared tuning machines, durable finish, and non-gut strings. The result is an instrument that exemplifies authentic Esteso designs, voicing, and feel, and captures a rare piece of guitar making history.

The Process
Cordoba obtained two 1931 Esteso models in order to study them inside and out, and play them over and over.   The mission was to understand the essence of what gives these iconic guitars such an amazing voice and feel, and then recreate an instrument that possesses these characteristics and carries the same magic in its DNA.  The process was a combination of science and feel; the wood thicknesses of the top, backs, sides, and braces were measured to the nearest hundredth of a millimeter, bracing patterns traced and mapped, and details of the materials, inlays, wood grains, and vibrations were all carefully analyzed.  The guitars were played and listened to for hours to gain an understanding of the balance between the trebles and basses, resonance of the tops, and a sense for the feel and response of each guitar when played in a variety of styles and environments. 

Cordoba then partnered with Francisco Navarro Garcia, who is building each Esteso model with a small team of only a few builders, using traditional Spanish techniques in an old world-style workshop in Paracho, Mexico.

Why Esteso?
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. He is responsible for establishing one of the most famous workshops in Madrid, which was later inherited by his nephews. Esteso’s instruments are characterized by their physical lightness, yet great volume and projection.

FEATURES

Body
Guitar size: 4/4
Cutaway: Non-cutaway
Body type: Concert
Body depth: Full
Top wood: Solid Cedar
Back & sides: Solid Palo Escrito
Bracing pattern: Fan
Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Nut width: 2.04" (52mm)
Neck Shape: C
Neck Wood: Spanish Ceder
Joint: Spanish heel
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale length: 25.6"
Number of frets: 18
Truss rod: Yes
Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: No
Other
Headstock overlay: Palo Escrito
Tuning machines: Master series
Rosette: Pearloid
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle & nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Tonewoods
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Warranty booklet
Country of origin: Mexico

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5.0

Absolutely amazing!

By Bob

from Santa Monica, CA

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  • Large, full tone

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      Comments about Cordoba Esteso CD Nylon-String Acoustic Guitar:

      This is a wonderful instrument! Hand built in a small artisan shop in Mexico for Cordoba. It was ready straight out of the box. The quality is excellent, and tone and playability is wonderful. It is just plain fun.

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