|Model||Adalid 11 Classical Guitar|
|Top||Western Red Cedar or European Spruce|
|Head Plate||Indian Rosewood|
|Tuners||Gotoh Tuning Machines|
|Body length||19 1/2″|
|Upper bout width||11 1/2″|
|Lower bout width||14 1/2″|
|Body depth||3 7/8″ Upper Bout & 4 1/4″ Lower Bout|
|String Spacing||43mm – 50mm- 58mm (1st – 12th – Bridge)|
|Case||Black Hardshell Case – Humicase Protege or Guardian|
Manuel Adalid 11 Classical Guitar
The Adalid 11 is a full bodied Spanish Guitar, all solid wood with the result being a rounder, louder and richer tone with more projection.
The Western Red Cedar is remarkably beautiful as is the European Spruce from Romania, while the East Indian Rosewood is equally so for the back and sides, all solid. The fingerboard is ebony. The action is set up moderately low.
I like this guitar because of its overall quality and price. It is difficult to find a true Spanish build, but of course Manuel Adalid can be considered the epitome of such luthiers, building for many of the other Spanish houses. The name Adalid as well as Esteve, both owned by Manuel and his partners, are considered among the penultimate Spanish name in classical and flamenco style guitars in the Valencia region of Spain.
This is a great guitar in every way. Under $2K makes this an amazing value. I will usually have a Spruce (I have 1 left) and a Cedar variation available to my clientele. See photos in the gallery.
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: Adalid 11 Cedar – me just tooling around with some musical ideas, nothing concrete but working! 🙂 Nice guitar, very big sound, excellent projection, nice and easy to play with power to drive her.
MP3 Audio: Adalid 11 Spruce – More of me just tooling around with some Bach and some of Sam’s Lullaby 🙂 Nice guitar, very big sound, excellent projection, nice and easy to play with power to drive her. As I say in the audio, this a decidedly Spruce guitar, very clear, no mistaking the woods she is built with.
Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
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.
This classical guitar carries a 1 year warranty
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