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Esteve 9CB Cedar EIRW


Classical Guitar by Manuel Adalid – Model Esteve 9C/B – available in Cedar w/EIRW – Carbon Fiber Bracing for Extreme Power

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Esteve 9CB Cedar EIRW

ModelEsteve 9CB Cedar EIRW
ConditionBrand New
Scale650 mm
FinishLacquer – lightly and tastefully done
TunersVan Gert from Germany
CaseHumicase Protege Black Tolex

Tone Woods

TopSelect Western Red Cedar – I do not carry the Spruce
Sides/BackEast Indian Rosewood – EIRW
NeckBrazilian Cedar with Ebony Reinforcement
Truss Rod No
BridgeIndian Rosewood
Head Plate EIRW
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Rosewoods and Maples


Nut Width52mm
String Spacings43mm – 50mm- 58mm (1st – 12th – Bridge)
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/2″
Upper bout width11 1/2″
Waist Width 9 1/2″
Lower bout width 14 3/4″
Body depths3 7/8″ Upper Bout & 4 1/4″ Lower Bout”  – upper to lower bouts
Guitar Weight3lbs 8oz.
Action 3.5mm & 3mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
CITES Not required – read link to the left

Esteve 9CB Cedar EIRW Classical Guitar


Meeting Manuel Adalid was a special treat for me, knowing of his longstanding pedigree in the industry, as well as his work ethic.   Playing some of his concert instruments was an equal pleasure.  I decided then and there that I would have Manuel’s best work in my own gallery.   From the Lacote to the Torres to the Hauser to his own Anniversario, I was so immensely taken with his guitar’s ability to voice the music authentically, with subtlety, and with grace.

The 9C/B is and has been a favorite guitar of mine for quite a few years, given her price point and overall quality.  I had some of the original 9CBs from Manuel thru Ron Fernandez of California, having always been impressed with the sound, playability and fiery volume that these guitars are very capable of for the aggressive player.  This is probably due to the fine Spanish construction of the guitar coupled with the Carbon Fiber Bracing utilized within.

Please note that Manuel Adalid and Esteve Guitarras are the same company.  Manuel has streamlined the guitar labels, where Esteve or Francisco Esteve is the label given to all of his production guitars and Adalid given to the concert level guitars.  He also has his own line of Alboraya Adalid, which signifies his own home workshop.  Manuel is an incredibly gifted and knowledgeable luthier.

All Solid Wood Classical Guitars of this impressive sound and volume are few and far between. Again, these are a truly superb line of guitars built by Manuel and his team of luthiers.

Clearly the build is superior, with solid tops from Canada (Western Red Cedar), with African Ebony Fingerboards layered upon an Brazilian Cedar Neck.  The sound has a strong Spanish characteristic, again, very loud due to the Carbon Fiber Bracing, while the playability is surprisingly easy.   Thinly lacquered, as are all of Manuel’s guitars up to and including the 9C/B, the guitar is very vibrant against the body, while projecting quite nicely, suitable for recitals and performance, university, conservatory or otherwise.  Another outstanding value from Manuel Adalid and the Esteve family of Spanish classical guitars.

Additionally, I do a personal setup and adjustment of each guitar.  I like things to be well done, something I’m certain you can appreciate.

The price includes a Humicase Protege HSC along with our Accessory Package.

Please note that I take a photo of any one guitar for the model represented, as I can not take multiple photos of each guitar.  I do not cherry pick when I do this (no time).  I am happy to take quick photos for you of any particular guitar if you are interested.  All to say, these are STOCK photos.  🙂



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

Please NOTE that photos of all “production guitars” are stock photos, taken randomly for our numerous selection of guitars, whether they be from Kenny Hill – Esteve – Adalid or others.  It is virtually impossible and arduous to photograph each of our available production guitars.  I am, however, happy to take a few photos for you of any particular guitar with which your are interested.

Handcrafted instruments are photographed and listed individually, usually identified by a serial number, date and or some other combination.

MP3 Audio – 201127-Esteve 9CB Cedar EIRW – a great guitar with dynamic responsiveness and coloration.  Nicely setup, easily played.



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Please  choose FedEx Home or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.  

 I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx options (we can substitute UPS for FedEx, simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).  

Thank you!

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD. Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.

It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar.  Rich


This classical guitar carries a 1 year warranty

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

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Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in
Tone Wood


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