Marta | Classical Model

Classical Model : “Marta”

Imagine a beautiful woman with class and elegance – features that can only be appreciated as you approach her and get a closer look. She has a power and inner strength that makes her capable of anything, but her humility does not allow even her to know.

I’ve just described the sound of the “Marta” model and the woman it is named after – my mother. These photos show a Spanish Cedar top, with Indian Rosewood sides/back and binding, African Ebony bridge/fingerboard, and Honduras mahogany neck with Ebony insert (all solid). This model is available in different wood combinations, but it is the inner bracing and set-up that distinguish this model. It utilizes a fan bracing style taught to me by my father that is used on many of the classical guitars he built.

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

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