Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar Model 12 Cedar
Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar Model 12 Cedar

Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar Model 12 Cedar w/Pau Ferro

$2,795.00 $2,495.00

Manuel Adalid Model 12 with Beautiful Western Red Cedar & Central South American Pau Ferro in the classical bold Spanish style.

12 in stock

Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar Model 12 Cedar w/Pau Ferro

Model Adalid Classical Guitar – Model 12
Scale 650 mm
Top Western Red Cedar – I don’t carry this guitar in Spruce
Sides/Back Pau Ferro also known as Santos Rosewood, Bolivian Rosewood
Head Plate Pau Ferro
Bridge Ebony
Fingerboard Ebony
Neck Spanish Cedar
Tuners Gotoh Tuning Machines
Nut Width 52mm
Finish Lacquer
Overall length 39″
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 Humicase Protege Hardshell Case or Guardian HSC

Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar Model 12 Cedar w/Pau Ferro


The Adalid 12 is a full bodied seriously robust Spanish Guitar, all solid wood with the result being a rounder, louder and richer tone with more projection, more so than even the Adalid 9C/B and the Adalid Model 11, both of which are excellent guitars.

The Western Red Cedar is remarkably beautiful, 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.

At a price tag of under $2500 everything included, this guitar is an incredible value.  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.  See photos in the gallery.

The price includes a Black Humicase Protegé HSC or equivalent HSC by Guardian and shipping to the 50US

Please note that Pau Ferro is from the Brazilian and Bolivian regions of South America.  It is called many names, including Pau Ferro, Morado, Bolivian Rosewood, Santos Rosewood.  Technically, it is not a Rosewood (Dalbergia), but from the genus, Machaerium, which is very close in its chemical and physical properties to a rosewood.  It is a fairly dense wood, somewhat difficult to work with, as it can easily blunt many cutting tools.  Grain can turn out easily, but the wood finishes very nicely.  A very pretty wood (as you can see in my photographs), exotic, an excellent wood for instruments, it smells great too.



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.

Note: as of November 26, 2019, I just added 10 of these guitars to inventory!

MP3 Audio – Adalid 12 Cedar – 140916-adalid-12-cedar – from one of my new, but yet unnamed sketches and a small discussion as usual  🙂   These are great guitars, very powerful and most evocative.  Lovely guitars.



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

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: [email protected]


Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in
Tone Wood