Notable Mentions

A Featured Article in the Winter 2007 edition of The Fretboard Journal

[snip…] Nashville-based luthier Manuel Delgado may only be 35 years old, but his family is steeped in guitar making. In fact, his grandfather and great uncle opened their first guitar shop in Mexico in 1928. Writer Craig Havighurst talks to Delgado about guitars, the traditional Mexican instruments he continues to build (for, among others, the members of Los Lobos) and his family’s famed guitar shop in East Los Angeles. […end snip]

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Delgado Guitars was proud to present the first Music City Mariachi Festival 

Rated Red’s “Crafted” Series

Proud to be recognized by Lexus International


American Manufacturing – Delgado Guitars Might Be the Greatest Guitar Company You’ve Never Heard Of

TN Arts Commission Folklife – Delgado And Delgado: Stringed Instrument Making

NBC News – Passing it on: Through generations, Mexican-American family handcrafts world-class guitars


Interview for NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in 2017

“Heartsong” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine – Aug 2015 Issue

Artist in Profile” – The East Nashvillian Magazine – Sep/Oct 2014 Issue

Flight Network’s 72 Hours to Get Lost in Music, Culture, Food and Drinks in Nashville


I have played with lots of different guitars and grew up in a family of Greek musicians. The one thing I noticed immediately with Delgado guitars is that It had an authentic spirit. I got excited again for the first time in years to hold and play a guitar. The love put into the instruments built gives me the feeling that it has a heartbeat of It’s own. I look forward to writing my songs through it.

Steven Delopoulos of "Burlap to Cashmere" recording artist, singer/songwriter, guitarist.(New Jersey)

I decided to return to the guitar at age 56 after recovering from a heart transplant. I wanted a single instrument that would last a life time. What I received from Manuel was a work of art that has a beautiful voice and a soul as well.

William A. Biermann (Pennsylvania) Classical Guitar-"Marta" model

I don’t know what I love the most about Delgado guitars, the way they look or the way they sound. I did a gig the other week at a club playing I had five separate people come up to me while I was still on stage and ask me what kind of a bass I was playing. They all complemented on the sound but I can guarantee you they all noticed the instrument as soon as they walked in the door. Three of them were guitarists, one was a bassist, and the fifth one was a drummer! Manuel has an unlimited amount of knowledge and attention to detail that is rare to find in anyone, regardless of what business you might be in. Delgado guitars not only look and sound great, they are inspiring each and every time you pick one up. It doesn’t get any better if each time you pick up your instrument, you are inspired to play or create.

Ron Gomez (Nashville)"Delgado Bass" model
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