Manuel Adalid 12 Coc. SOLD

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Year    2022 Fingerboard  Ebony
Country  Spain Finish  Nitrocellulose
Top  German Spruce Scale Length  650mm
Back & Sides  Cocobolo (Dalbergia Retusa) Nut Width  52 mm
Item Number  MA12sp Availability SOLD


The Manuel Adalid model 12 Cocobolo belongs to the professional series including models 11, Adalid, Torres, Lacote, and Hauser. The M. A. model 12  Cocobolo features a tight grain- German Spruce top, *Cocobolo back & sides, Ebony fingerboard, African Mahogany neck reinforced with an ebony bar for the guitar’s longevity and tone stability, green rosewood binding, and a sublime nitrocellulose finish. The action is medium (3.25mm), with a” Savarez Crystal Red” normal-medium tension strings, providing a very conformable and soft neck profile even for the smaller hands. The Manuel Adalid Model 12 Cocobolo is a very powerful instrument, however sensitive-sublime and gorgeous guitar to your eyes and ears, due to the Cocobolo colors spectrum in brown, red, and purple. The most noticeable detail on model 12, is the headstock design, demarking a unique elegant Spanish trademark. Thanks to the Carbon Fiber harmonic bars, and new technology, the guitar feels and sounds robust. The Manuel Adalid model 12 Cocobolo is handmade by Francisco Esteve Guitars in Valencia -Spain.  Make sure you check out all images attached.

The Manuel Adalid Model 12 Cocobolo is suggested for advanced and professional classical-nylon string guitar players. Be prepared to pay much more for guitars of this caliber. Each of Esteves’s professional line models has a serial number, and it is personally signed by its maker, Manuel Adalid, certifying a top-of-the-line handmade Spanish guitar, representing a state-of-the-art concert instrument. Included with the Manuel Adalid model 12, is a Deluxe G F S Hard Shell Case, plush interior and TSA-approved locks,1 set of Savarez Red HT Classical strings, Ultimate Guitar Protector (UGP), Humitron Humidifier, and Guitar Cloth.

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*Cocobolo is the commonly used name of the famous Central American treed Dalbergia retusa and is also known under the names Mexican Rosewood and Central American Rosewood. What makes Cocobolo interesting is that its internal wood structure comes in a wide array of colors, ranging from black, brown, and purple, to brighter hues such as red, orange, and even yellow. It’s sapwood that contains many useful oils that give Cocobolo a unique smell and its aroma is usually pale yellow. 

Since 1957, Francisco Esteve Guitars has been delivering some of the best Spanish handmade guitars, with attention to detail, amazing sounding tonewoods, incorporating new technologies, and exceptional craftsmanship.



Additional information

Weight 16 lbs
Dimensions 43 × 7 × 20 in