Nylon-stringed guitar players worldwide are very familiar with the Manuel Rodriguez name. Born into a family of flamenco musicians, Manuel Rodriguez Sr. was an accomplished Spanish guitarist, and his playing skills earned himself quite the sterling reputation during the early 1900s. Of course, it didn't take long before he focused his love of the instrument on constructing his own classical guitar models. From their beautiful craftsmanship to their stunning tone and playability, Manuel Rodriguez classical guitars have remained in a class of their own since 1905, and today their catalog is loaded with stunning options.
If you're still not sure where to begin your search, it helps to takes your own experience and budget into consideration. For example, if you're just starting out, concentrate on finding a model that's affordable and comfortable to play, like the Caballero 11 Cedar Top Classical Guitar. The combination of the bubinga body and cedar top helps to deliver a brilliant tone, while the nickel-plated tuners and silver-plated frets are installed to last a lifetime. Handcrafted and glued with meticulous attention to detail, the Caballero 11 is a treat on both the eyes and ears.
Rodriguez also has acoustic-electric options for stage-ready musicians, and any discerning performer will love the FF Cutaway Cypress Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar. From the solid German spruce gloss top to the solid cypress back and sides, each feature on this guitar has been chosen carefully. The bone nut and saddle enhance the ringing tone, while the Honduras cedar neck and ebony fingerboard make for quick and easy fret action. Need more volume? The L.R. Baggs 4 band preamp and pickup are there to give you just that - so your audience will have no problem hearing every color and nuance of your performance.
Whether you're new to nylon-stringed guitars or have been playing for years, Manuel Rodriguez is committed to anyone who has a passion for playing such an intricate musical style. In fact, the Rodriguez guitar shop's humidity is closely monitored and every guitar consists of aged wood. Simply put, the Rodriguez family takes pride in their tradition for providing classical guitarists with nylon-stringed instruments of the highest-quality, so any choice you make will be a great one.