Domingo Esteso Lopez was born in San Clemente in 1882. He was one of the most important luthiers of the 20th century’s beginning. In the 1890′s, he began his apprenticeship at the workshop of Manuel Ramirez in Madrid. There, he worked along with Modesto Borreguero, Santos Hernandez, etc. The year following Manuel Ramirez’ death (1864 – 1916) he worked for M. Ramirez’ widow. In 1917, Domingo Esteso opened his own workshop in the Calle Gravina in Madrid. In 1926, his nephew Faustino Conde joined the workshop, followed three years later by his brother Mariano Conde and eventually Julio Conde. When Domingo Esteso died in 1937, the three brother kept building under the name „Vda y Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso“.
This guitar was built in 1972. It has beautiful cypress back and sides and a fine spruce top. The guitar has NO crack what is unbelievable considering its age and the normal use of a flamenco guitar! It is absolutely ready to be played, in a flamenco or a classical style! The new tuning machines are made by Fustero. A hard-shell case is included.
|Luthier:||Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso|
|Year of construction:||1972|
|Back and sides:||Cypress|