Manuel Delgado


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Delgado Guitars

Manuel Delgado is proudly following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as a luthier of musical instruments. His grandfather began making classical guitars in 1928 and since that time the family has been involved with making over 40 different stringed instruments. Manuel builds several models of guitars (steel string, dreadnought, Flamenco, square neck, etc.) as well as basses, Cuatro, Tres, and a number of Mariachi instruments. After 9/11/2001, Manuel created the Unity Guitar to bring awareness and funding to the undocumented victims of the terrorist attack in 2001. Manuel is also a strong supporter of music education and a supporter and advocate of music in the schools.