Flamenco guitar Vda. y sobrinos de Domingo Esteso 1952

This flamenco guitar was made by the master luthier Domingo Esteso´s nephews in the emblematic workshop in 7 Gravina Street. This workshop was owned by Faustino, Mariano and Julio Conde. Lots of great performers have been in this workshop. For example, Paco de Lucía, Melchor de Marchena, Niño Ricardo, Cepero, Pepe Habichuela, and so many others.

Besides, this guitar has belonged to the great guitarist Paco Espinosa, who chose personally at the workshop that same year, and that has kept since using it in stages, recordings and in his private life since 1958. The that the guitar maker Felipe Conde has a”reedition”of this guitar is worth mentioning, as the instruments of this time are particularly valuable and searched for by guitar lovers and collectors all over the world, due to their superb high quality in general and sound quality in particular.

The different kinds of wood picked for this guitar are really exclusive, impossible to find nowadays. The sound top is made of German spruce, with an even and straight grain on the entire surface. The back and sides are made of beautiful cypress tree, with a straight and simple veining.

Its sound is simply wonderful; you just have to listen to a single chord to realize you are in front of an instrument with a quality far beyond the rest: The basses are hoarse and deep, with a somewhat “hollow” sound which we curiously find in its trebles, too. This enhances and counterbalances the overall qualities brilliantly, ultimately, a perfect sound that show us the greatness of this master guitar-maker.

The action of this flamenco guitar is medium, and the height of the strings in the fingerboard and saddle is perfect and balanced, assuring great comfort on both hands and easing up the guitarist performance.

The conservation condition is very good, it keeps the originality on all its parts including the headstock, nut, and shellac… It has twoo fissures on the sound top, and one on the body side, all perfectly repaired and documented on the attached images. We must highlight the construction firmness this instrument shows, which make it appropriate to play it and use it in any situation, getting away from the rumors that say vintage guitars are fragile and delicate.


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Additional Information



German spruce

Back and sides


Scale length

670 mm


French polish



String height 12th fret

2.4 mm

Saddle height

9.0 mm

Nut width

52 mm

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

43 mm

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

57 mm


1200 gr


Very good – original

Included case


Optional case (plus 500 €)

BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech



Video recorded with strings

Luthier Set 30 (nylon trebles)