Manuel Adalid

Manuel is a man of tradition, in all aspects of his life, from work ethic to the way he sits and speaks with you. He reminds of my own father, though he is only 10 or so years my senior. A love of life, and a love of guitar and the people who make music with them is very evident when speaking with him. He has taken the Esteve name as well as his own, to new heights of quality and construction, experimenting endlessly with various techniques, those that have created his Especial and Anniversario models. His C/B construct, found in the 7 C/B – 9 C/B and other higher end models are a wonder of sound and projection. A true artisan, he is never satisfied, studying even to this day, with other luthiers to learn what they know regarding construction, modeling, polishing, shellac, and so on. It is wonder in and of itself, because as a master, you would think him steady in his ways, not needing to learn or think he has anything left to learn. …read more here.

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