Rosario | Steel String

Steel string “OOO” Model: Rosario

This model is made of solid Mahogany sides/back/neck, with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and a Bearclaw Spruce top. The body style is borrowed from the old Martin guitars, but everything else is unique. From the solid woods and body built around the neck rather than a dove tail or slide in neck, to the bracing pattern, this little lady has more sound and strength than her appearance offers. At the same time, her values and tradition are from a generation where pride and integrity had value and meaning. Her small frame makes her enjoyable and comfortable to embrace, and her tone is soothing and familiar. However, she can command strength when needed.

This is for my grandmother, Rosario. Although all my family and friends refer to her as “Manina”, I chose to name this guitar after her. She lived with us when I was growing up, and to this day, I have a bond and love for her that makes me feel blessed by God. She was tough on us and wouldn’t allow us to be anything less than respectful and proper, but she loved us with all of her heart. That love was also given to friends I brought home. They benefited just by being close to her, and so will anyone who is allowed to hear the sound of this guitar.

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 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 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)