SECUOYA, a new luxury in the Reed. “Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso 1974”

The model, re-edition “Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso” 1974 has taken a huge leap forward in both quality and exclusivity. It is a re-edition of one of the best guitars of the maestro Paco de Lucía, built with fifty year old Brazilian rosewood of the highest quality with its corresponding CITES documentation, tuning machine heads from the prestigious SHELLAR brand, exact replicas of the originals from the guitar by D.Antonio de Torres 1884… and if that wasn’t enough, from now on, it will be built with a soundboard from a very special wood that the maestro Felipe Conde has kept hidden away for all these years and that he has now decided to use in this very special model that commemorates his 50th Anniversary as a guitar builder: The Secuoya. (SEE GUITAR)

Sequoia wood is a high quality wood, well know for various reasons, but especially for its high price and its size and longevity as a tree.

With this name it is normal to refer to various woods. But in this case, the sequoia sempervirens is the one which interests us. It originates from the Western United States, more exactly California.

The sequoia sempervirens can live up to 3,000 years, grow to a height of over 100 metres and reach almost eight metres in diameter. It is without doubt a spectacular tree, a giant. In fact there are old photographs which show a small road passing through the middle of one such tree.

Felipe Conde adjusting the bones to ensure maximum comfort.

It was made with the same template and mould used for the original instrument in 1974. In fact, Felipe acquired the mould after his aunt Juliana, Faustino Conde´s widow, passed away.

The sequoia has become the most expensive wood in the world, reaching prices of up to 1,500 euros per cubic metre. This tree, which was named after the Cherokee Chief Sequoyah, is characteristic of the United States. The forests where it can be found are situated almost exclusively in the north of the American continent, on the coast of California and in Oregon.

As you can see, no expense has been spared in using the very best in the building of this model of guitar and the result is simply spectacular. It has a quality of sound, projection, volume and clarity which any person can appreciate just by touching its strings.

The template and mould used for this guitar, along with the technological advances and the more developed tools nowadays, they all have resulted in an unbeatable guitar, capable of making us feel and remember the music of the Maestro in our own hands.