Domingo Esteso Lopez was born in San Clemente in 1882. He’s one of the most important luthiers in the beginning of the 20th century. In the 1890’s he began his apprenticeship at the workshop of Manuel Ramirez in Madrid where he also worked together with other famous luthiers like Modesto Borreguero and Santos Hernandez. After the death of Manuel Ramirez in 1916 he worked for one year for the widow of Manuel Ramirez before he opened his own workshop in 1917 in the Calle Gravina. In 1926 Domingo Esteso Lopez started to work together with his nephew Faustino Conde. Domingo Esteso died in 1937 but Faustino Conde together with his brother Mariano and Julio continued to work in the Workshop under the name „Vda y Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso“. This guitar was built in 1929 and has a spruce top. Back and sides, made of finest cypress, are in very good condition. The top has several well repaired cracks. The tuning pegs were replaced at some point in the past. Overall condition is very good. A true gem for guitarists and collectors.
|Back and ribs:||Cypress|