The construction of our guitars invariably starts with the selection of the best possible wood. We use the best German spruce sourced in central and southeastern Europe, or red Canadian cedar for the harmonic top, Honduran cedar for the neck, ebony for the fret board and Madagascar rosewood or cocobolo for the back and sides. All the wood employed in these first class guitars, are naturally dried for at least thirty years. These guitars are always built in pairs and it takes at least three months to complete them. It is a very delicate job that requires plenty of experience and above all, patience. The methods we use in the construction of our guitars is inherited from Domingo Esteso who established our workshop in 1915, and also from my father and uncle Mariano and Faustino Conde, better known as the Conde Hermanos. The entire process is executed by hand. We use the same molds that have been used from the very inception of our historic workshop. The best material selection and use of techniques developed over a century of our family tradition guarantee a sound this house is known for. Apart from the impeccably hand crafted guitars, the best testimonials about our guitars come from the art of the innumerous artists that have played our guitars over the generations such as, Regino Sainz de la Maza who played a guitar built by my father, Alirio Díaz, Leonard Cohen, Al di Meola, David Byrne and many more.
If you are interested in any of our guitars we would be more than glad to welcome you at our workshop and guitar salon situated in Arrieta 4 street in a quiet and comfortable environment.