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.
The Esteve Model 3 Features:
Top: Solid Cedar or Spruce
Back & Sides: Stained laminated Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
Neck: African Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis)
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
Two white wood purflings