La Tradición

La Tradición is the result of the Delgado family business that survived by following the model of making friends, not customers. As a Delgado Guitars brand, it serves to bring the power of music to more students and schools across the United States with the same passion, history, and integrity of Delgado Guitars itself.

In 2006, Manuel began La Tradición with the goal of providing quality, handmade musical instruments at an affordable price. With over 90 years of history, he created a brand that is like no other.

From the authentic instruments and innovative accessories, to his top notch services and “customer first” philosophy, La Tradición has made a name in the world of Mariachi and Latin instruments. Manuel’s approach is simple – do everything with our customer in mind. He knows that musicians want affordable quality and an instrument that will not just have amazing tone, but is built with integrity. Manuel Delgado makes it a point to listen to students, teachers, administrators and our musical public to make sure that we know what you love, what you don’t like and what you wish you had. It is this that drives the products and accessories as well as the services he offers.

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Contact us if you’d like to bring La Tradicion Music­ to your school or classroom. We offer everything from Mariachi, band, and orchestra instruments to accessories to make your music programs wider and stronger. We believe in providing kids the tools they need to make music a significant part of their lives.

In order for a tradition to exist, it must first be created.

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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