Flamenco guitar Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso 1969

This flamenco guitar was built in the landmark workshop Gravina Street No. 7 by the nephews of the master luthier Domingo Esteso, then run by brothers Faustino and Mariano Conde. Many were the figures who passed through this workshop suing their guitars as Paco de Lucia, Melchor de Marchena, Niño Ricardo, Cepero, Pepe Habichuela… and much more.

This flamenco guitar is part of a collection made up of three ones, by José Ramírez and two of them by Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso, belonging to a really infuential guitarist and collector of that time, with important connections in the world of flamenco.

The different woods in this flamenco guitar are of the top existing quality. The top are made of german spruce has a totally straight and even grain, which is quite accentuated. The back and sides are made of cypress wood, whose beauty and quality are simply magnificent.

This flamenco guitar is really special, as it is not signed, which is wonderful, as it means it was made for a professional performer. In fact, these guitars were top-notch ones, but more affordable for professionals to acquire. It resulted in a compulsory commitment not to make a profit of them. However, as regards plain quality, these guitars are considered better than first-level ones which are signed! This information is unknown to so many people, but we like to share it, as it provides a more accurate view of what these instruments really are: far better than the stereotype of “second-level guitars”.

This guitar has this beautiful timbre which captivated the great maestros of that time. In fact, the minute I tried it, I asked Jordi:
– Do you know what it sounds like? These videos with Paco in black and white, playing in the kitchen soleás, tarantas y bulerías. That´s what it sounds like… and the album of Fuente y Caudal!
This is, indeed, the best way to describe this magical sound. Anyone who has viewed these videos will know what we are talking about.

This guitar has the highly-valued “rebound beating” on the right hand, combined with fantastic softness on the left one, thus accomplishing the “perfect instrument”, should we want to spend hours and hours playing non-stop with a nice feeling of ease.

The condition of this flamenco guitar is excellent, being completely original and without any single kind of crack or repair whatsoever.

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Additional Information



German spruce

Back and sides


Scale length

660 mm


French polish



String height 12th fret

2.6 mm

Saddle height

7.1 mm

Nut width

52 mm

Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut

45 mm

Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle

58 mm


1280 gr


Excellent – original

Video recorded with strings

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