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Esteve Spain Sapele Series Esteve 1 Sapele Natural
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The New Esteve 1, solid Cedar top, Sapele back/side (African Mahogany) adds the beauty of this affordable student model, with Esteve light braces top are key features which made this 100% Spain hand-crafted as the best value for money guitar. Students who demand a Spain standard made guitar at affordable cost shall consider this model.

Top : Solid Cedar (thuja plicata)

Back/Side : Sapele (African Mahogany)

Fret-board : Sonokeling Rosewood (Indonesian Rosewood)

Binding : Maple binding with double black lining top & side – no binding on back/side edge

Braces style : symmetrical 3 fan braces with 2 ending-braces at left & right bottom area for light weight top

Overall weight : 1.2 - 1.3 Kg only, a typical Valencia guitarras artesanas light weight Spain guitars.
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About Sapele (African Mahogany / Entandrophragma Cylindricum)
The Sapele have native habitat from Africa continent, a medium to high density timber with attractive wood grains for musical instruments especially guitars, often is used as a substitute of Honduras Mahogany. Should be moderately priced for regular plainsawn or quartersawn lumber, though figured lumber and veneer can be extremely expensive, particularly pommele or quilted Sapele.

Sapele is a commonly exported and economically important African wood species. It’s sold both in lumber and veneer form. It is occasionally used as a substitute for Genuine Mahogany, and is sometimes referred to as “Sapele Mahogany”. Technically, the two genus that are commonly associated with mahogany are Swietenia and Khaya, while Sapele is in the Entandrophragma genus, but all three are included in the broader Meliaceae family, so comparisons to true mahogany may not be too far within the family.
This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is on the IUCN Red List. It is listed as vulnerable due to a population reduction of over 20% in the past three generations, caused by a decline in its natural range, and exploitation.

The Sapele wood grains :
Esteve S.L smartly chose the more affordable African Mahogany (Sapele) which still maintains its elegant ribbon like grains. The grain is interlocked, and sometimes wavy. Fine uniform texture and good natural luster.

Esteve 1 Sapele’s sound traits :
  • Ringing tones and output is loud above average in the same price range
  • Sweet trebles with moderate clarity resonance
  • Slightly warmer in mid to bass tones than 4STE
  • Overall : a slightly mellow sound of a student classical guitar with standard quality made in Spain.
Scale : 650mm

Luthier Guitar Centre is Esteve's authorize international dealer, we have whole range of Esteve classic hand-made guitar from Alboraya, Valencia ESPANA (SPAIN)
Model no 1
Color variant NATURAL GLOSS
Back/side SAPELE
Cutaway/Full body FULL
Finish HG (High Gloss)
F-board wood
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Tap Plate/Golpador None
Head machines  
Head machines CHROME
Nut & Saddle Bone
Est. Weight incl packing (Kg)  
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Spend your time, try this model, for those looking for a budget Spain brand 100% made-in Spain, then should consider this model, especially check this offer price .......... "you can't go wrong with this one"
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